It appears to me by looking at the manual, that if the bike was supported with the front wheel suspended, you could change out the fork springs without removing the forks from the bike. simply remove the preload adjuster, lock nut and fork bolt and pull the spring and spring collar out.
I was talking to a bike mechanic today that said that it was not this simple and a spring compressor had to be used because the spring is trapped between the cap assembly and the dampner tube.
Am I reading the manual correctly? can the springs be removed fairly easily with the forks still on the bike? It seems that you could do it by simply pushing the tire upwards after undoing the fork bolt. Do you have to use a spring compressor? I was thinking of putting some aftermarket springs in.
Last edited by Cam954; 11-02-2006 at 11:05 PM.