Compressing front suspension

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 13:27:47 PDT 2011


I appreciate it.

On 7/15/11, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> This is a good  idea.
>
> When I do this I put bike on the stands and shove a long 2 by 4 under the
> front tire.  unscrew caps and lift 2 by 4 up until forks are fully
> compressed. ( shiny tube almost gone into slider)
> On Jul 15, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Aaron Turner wrote:
>
>> 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 gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ok thanks. I was afraid of bending the triple.
>>>
>>> On 7/15/11, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net> 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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