Compressing front suspension

Erik Weber yoober at
Fri Jul 15 12:43:31 PDT 2011

Hey I'm doing some body work and I need to compress the front
suspension and take some measurements.

My idea is to take off the front fender and wrap a tie down through
the front wheel and up around the center bar of the fairing stay and
ratchet it down. I got the stock first gen fairing stay which I
believe is made out of iron so I don't think it will bend.

Is this a bad idea or is there a better way? I'm trying to make sure
body work is going to clear when the suspension is bottomed out.


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