Compressing front suspension

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Fri Jul 15 12:49:49 PDT 2011

Bad idea. You will bend the stay. wrap around triple and hook under fork tube.

On Jul 15, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Erik Weber wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Erik

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