Compressing front suspension

Aaron Turner synfinatic at
Fri Jul 15 13:02:33 PDT 2011

I always find the easiest thing is just unscrew the fork caps and
slowly lower the bike down.   Bringing it back up is a little more
work- lifting the bike and re-screwing the cap, but is easily done
with someone helping.

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Erik Weber <yoober at> wrote:
> 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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