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front forks(Read 80 times)
front forks on: January 08, 2019, 03:28:51 PM
can I just take off the top nuts on the forks and replace the long springs- or is it more involved--don' want to rebuild at this time--'86 magna v65-thank you

Re: front forks Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 11:57:29 PM
Yes you can.  I replaced the springs with progressive springs that way. 
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'99 Magna (Black)
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Re: front forks Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 07:40:19 AM
You can, BUT, remember that those nuts are under pressure from the springs underneath and will pop out with some force.
ALSO, I believe the new springs require less fluid and different spacers, SO, you may have to suck some fluid out.

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Re: front forks Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 01:06:43 AM
Jack the bike up to fully extend the forks.

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Re: front forks Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 11:47:29 AM
thank you for the fork info