1-1/4" inner diameter pipe..Son of a *&@#^%@!
What pipe did you use to make to tool Troop?
My instructions say 1 5/8 inch.... I went to Lowes and Home Depot and all they had was 1 1/2 or 2 inch. Maybe I have to get to a real plumbing supply place.
PM sentI can't get this damn nut out..... looking down from the top. Clockwise or Counter Clockwise? I'm really cranking on this thing.
I did my forks about a month ago. Disassembled the front end so I could turn the forks upside down and actually drain them. As delivered the fork oil levels were low, checked them after i took the springs out. I didn't install the progressive springs, put the stockers back in along with 15 wt fork oil at the specified levels. Definitely stiffer and more dive resistant. I have Works Performance shocks on the rear and the forks are now well balanced with the rear. '02 1500 MS.
Been there too. They sure made the MS forks a pain to deal with. The 15 wt oil at the stock levels works well. Controlled but not plush. Let me know what you think when it's done.Well now I just feel stupid!!!! AGAIN.
I'm going to stop typing now, I see the distance measurement now that I've flipped the page. Maybe I need more sleep or Ginko Biloba.
The races were worn in the center, bearings were pretty dry in spots. I'll be greasing them every winter so I don't have to deal with those outer races again!Is the notch near the center of travel, like a small indentation in the bearing race due to regular wear and/or an errant pothole?
Awright !! Now get out and enjoy the weather :woot:FINALLY got it all back together. New stem bearings, Progressive springs, 15wt fork oil and changed the fluid in the brakes. I'm lovin' my bike again, feels like the rocket sled on rails. Thanks Troop, Tom.
When I worked on mine I checked the as delivered levels before I dumped the oil. It was 1/2" low on one side 3/4" low on the other. These forks are odd. Cartridge in only one side, you check the levels with the spring in on one side (it's down in the lower leg), out on the other side, and the levels are different because of that.+ 1 on the level. I had my forks done, and I think the oil is too high. I do not
get close to bottoming out, and it does feel harsh at times.
The best way to get a true measurement is with springs out, forks compresed and measure the difference (air gap).