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post #1 of 4 Old 06-22-2004, 1:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fork Springs

I'm going to be needing stiffer springs up front on the 1000RR.. Now usually I prefer to do most of the mechanical work myself and consider myself fairly mechanically competent, but I've never opened up a set of forks --heard some bad stories of failed revalving attempts, so would just send forks off to be worked on..

I'm debating on weather to change the springs myself, as I don't intend to change the valves at this point, I'd rather not pull the tubes and send them off, especially if I can simply/quickly/cheaply replace the springs without removing the forks.. --Any advice would be appreciated..
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Re: Fork Springs

It is not that bad. Here is a link that is for an Aprilia, but the procedure is the same.

http://www.geocities.com/sl_mille/springs.html

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Re: Fork Springs

You can change the springs with the forks on the bike! It helps if you have a stand that holds the bike under the triple clamps but not 100% necessary. You will need to measure some to determine preload and perhaps cut the spacer but thats it!

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Re: Fork Springs

Thanks for the feedback.. The whole "special tool required" thing kinda makes me think twice.. but then again, I might just be looking for an excuse to send out the forks and revalve them since they would allready be off the bike and at the shop anyway .. --So now I'm contemplating spending the extra $$$ for revalving..
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