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  • #21
    Thank you sir, manual on Christmas list. I only took apart bc I was taking cosmetic covers... now I’m down the rabbit hole

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    • Chromepony
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      You're most welcome.
      I got my service book in '05 off ebay for about $30. It's been worth that much at least 100 times.
      Keep us in the loop with this build-up.

  • #22
    I had long shots on mine they were open and loud. I went Click image for larger version

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ID:	88623 with the Cobra power pro 2 into 1 and had a noticeable increase in HP and TQ. MIght not look as good on a bobber though.

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    • Chromepony
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      That's a real nice scooter you got there, Bubba.

  • #23
    What size hex head is under the forks? I gotta borrow a longer socketed one from work and forgot to check before leaving...

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    • #24
      Tried a ratchet.. alien bolts on bottom of forks don’t budge.. then tried 1/4 inch impact.. still nothing.. try half inch impact?

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      • Chromepony
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        3/8" impact should make it come; 1/2" will for sure

    • #25
      Brought the forks to work. My mechanics are smarter than me. He put a screw driver in one hole and ratchets on the bolt and it came out. Got them fully apart now. Going to order the bushings and crush washers now, there is some wear on the brass... now the real question is do I order new springs too?

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      • Spydr
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        Yup! While you're in there, might as well inprove the suspension. My preference is Race Techs.

    • #26
      I would do the Gold Valve emulators as well as the Race Tech springs. The springs made a massive difference but I seriously kick myself for not doing the emulators at the same time. I have a new front wheel coming and am thinking about dropping the forks and doing the emulators too.
      2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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      • #27
        Yes for the price Race Tech Springs. Love mine too. Also I DID NOT use the Emulators.

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        • #28
          That's right...you're already in there.Do the emulators now & enjoy the ride !!
          I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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          • #29
            Went and talked to the local bike shop and ordered bushings and springs through them. Went with 95 spring rate in case I ever go two up again.. he talked me out of the emulators. I think this will be enough for me. And maybe do the road wing at a later date

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            • #30
              Also 10w oil or 15w now with race techs?

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              • #31
                So how do you change the lower slide bushing? It looks like it’s recessed into the inner fork

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                • Chromepony
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                  Find where the bushing "meets itself". With a small flathead screwdriver or pick,carefully lift one side of the bushing & remove it from the slider.
                  Install the new one in the reverse manner...much like installing new piston rings.

              • #32
                130 mm of fork oil and 25 mm preload sound like correct figures from racetech website, just didn’t know if anyone played with any other numbers

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                • #33
                  It’s starting to get cold out in the shed...

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