Take the long way home

front forks(Read 385 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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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

Re: front forks Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 01:05:17 AM
You really ought to change the fluid while you're at it. Some forks have drain plugs at the bottom of the forks so you can do this.

Some people even try to flush the fork with automatic transmission fluid too if they're leaving them on the bike but changing the fluid.

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Racetech Cartridge Emulators in front forks, Progressive 444s on the rear. Best mods I've ever made to this bike.