Front fork strength

scapco at scapco at
Fri May 16 07:53:46 PDT 2008


The easiest way to solve this other than replacing the 
springs is to increase the preload on your current springs 
by adding a spacer to the ones that are aleardy there.  You 
can do this by adding washers, new spacers, etc...  Washers 
work well because they are easy to add or subtract until 
you get it right.  Remember you should have about 1 to 2 
inches of sag when you sit on it IIRC.

Charles S.

> I installed a high-note car horn when the stock 
>horn died on the GPZ.  I thought there was plenty of room 
>between the fender and the horn, but I noticed the top of 
>the (fairly newly painted) fender has been worn down to 
>the plastic and the horn is damaged.
>I checked, and it feels like the forks are compressing a 
>LOT more than I was used to.
>I had the oil changed a couple years ago when I had the 
>seals replaced using the mix of 10w and 15w that Scaps 
>Is there any way of strengthening the front end short of 
>cartridge emulators?  i can't really afford that kind of 
>conversion at this time. 
>I will also look at ways of moving the horn so it won't 
>hit anymore.  I put it where the stock one was as I was in 
>a hurry to get the bike inspected.
> Michael in holley, NY

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