Compressing front suspension

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 08:02:09 PDT 2011


Thanks again.

On 7/16/11, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I put the bike on a steering head center stand, remove the fork caps, and
> use a 2 by 4 to lift the wheel. Much less chance of dropping the bike.
>
>
> On Jul 16, 2011, at 6:55 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>
>> I use a hydraulic jack under the engine, just at the oil filter boss to
>> lift the bike up so the tire is free. Then remove the fork caps
>> (carefully!) and lower the bike until supported by the front wheel. No
>> effort, no drama. Obviously i can do it without calling a group of
>> friends...
>>
>> 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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