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    By the book for my bike (2007 RS 1700 Silverado) fork oil, 10wt, 5.5 inches from the top. THEN install springs. Next add preload tube, 6.5 inches long per spec sheet. All done and took for a ride. Hit a bump and there was no downward deflection at all. had a friend ride and the same result. Anyone who has installed these care to chime in? Should I cut extra from the preload tubes? Ideas and comments are very welcome.

    Thanks
    Cec

  • #2
    Putting a technical question in the Classified ads will probably not get you any replies.

    Moved to the Troubleshooting section where it might actually be seen.

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    • #3
      did you have the legs closed like the instructions said as well? something tells me you had the legs full open.
      my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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      • grubsie
        grubsie commented
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        I'm with Smokescreens on this one. The measurement should be done with fork tubes fully compressed.

    • #4
      Guys, you hit it, fully extended. Off they come and thanks.

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      • #5
        One serious question then, since I missed that. Oil in with no springs, then extend, then add springs. Correct?

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Cecallred View Post
          One serious question then, since I missed that. Oil in with no springs, then extend, then add springs. Correct?
          Yes
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          • #7
            Thanks guys.

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              • #9
                wow. 554 litres of oil. It must be a bog fork. Lol

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                • Duke
                  Duke commented
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                  Yes it shows that, but I've written the quantity, 18.7 ounce.

              • #10
                So, let us know how this story ends... can you feel any marked difference from what the original springs?

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Questcap View Post
                  So, let us know how this story ends... can you feel any marked difference from what the original springs?
                  +1 on the before and after ride report for the new springs.
                  2012 Road Star Silverado S

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                  • #12
                    I replaced my springs with Progressive and made a big difference in the nose dive! But whished I had gone with 7 or 10 oil. Would probably handle better?

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