Compressing front suspension

Erik Weber yoober at
Fri Jul 15 12:58:08 PDT 2011

Ok thanks. I was afraid of bending the triple.

On 7/15/11, Ernest Montague <afm199 at> wrote:
> 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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