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Offline Chrisj

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Change fork spring on a non r
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:13:50 PM »
Im looking to change the fork springs on my 57 street (not r). It has k tech springs in at the moment but im too heavy. Can i just take the  fork cap off and drop in the correct weight spring and oil?. I tried taking the fork nut off and it undone to a point then just spun around with out coming out any more. I didnt want to force it. Is there something im missing or a trick to it.

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 12:41:57 PM »
Hi Chris,
Cause they are upside down forks it is not as simple as normal way up.
The fork top holds the spring in tension. You need to pull the space down against the spring tension to access the underside of the fork top and unscrew it from the rod.
Hard to do without multiple helpers or a tool to pull and hold down the spacer.
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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 12:47:56 PM »
Many thanks for the answer. You saved me a while of head scratching and blue language

Ill have to save some pennies and get a garage to do it.

Or loose a load of weight ..... nope

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 04:27:53 PM »
It's a piece of cake to dismantle the front fork to replace the springs.
I did a "how to" that details the steps to be taken to replace the oil: https://www.street-triple.co.uk/index.php/topic,24318.0.html.
You can follow those instructions if all you need to do is change the springs.

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 06:41:11 PM »
Thanks for the link ill have a read through. 

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »
Diy fork compressor is cheap and easy to make.

https://www.street-triple.co.uk/index.php/topic,25954.0.html

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:40:41 PM »
Thanks for the link.
How is the rod and the clamp attached

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Re: Change fork spring on a non r
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 09:01:16 PM »
The clamp and bar fit together as bought; the way it works is the clamping bit has a one way slider bit and moves along the bar as you pull the trigger. The opposite end as supplied is fixed by a bolt - that bit is removed and replaced by the short extension piece to give the required length, plus the big round piece to fix to the top of the cartridge.

 


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