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  1. Yaki-man
    12-31-2013 11:19 PM - permalink
    Thank you for the information Don. As you know there are allot of opinions out there on how to do a task. Some have done the job with the forks installed, but I don't think it will be as efficient removing the forks. Your experience just confirms it.
    I have a new set of Sonic springs .85 to install and I am also considering a set of Ricor Intiminators. A little bit of experimenting and nothing that cannot be reversed.

    Thank you also for the offer to help me with the valve adjustment and staying at your house. I would like wait on deciding for a couple of weeks if that is alright.

    Happy to hear of your son's successful move to Spokane.

  2. nvr2old
    12-31-2013 02:27 PM - permalink
    Well Happy New Year Denis.
    The mild winter been a plus for me as every 2nd or 3rd week I drive to Spokane. Moved my son into a house in Nov. so now we have a room to stay in while there.
    On the subject of the forks. They need to be removed. Loosen the upper clamp bolts first and then loosen the caps(Don't remove yet). Remove the front wheel. Now remove fender bolts on 1 side only. Drop that fork leg out(Don't try to remove the fender with both legs in place). Finish removing the fender and remaining leg now. Take the caps off the legs and turn them upside down to drain. Put them upright again and put in a couple oz. of paint thinner. Work them up and down a bit before draining. Repeat until the thinner comes out somewhat clean. Leave it inverted for a while to drain thoroughly. Fill now per the manual.
    You are welcome to stay here on the show weekend, as we have a guest room. You mentioned that your valves needed checking and if you like we could do that then if you want.


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    Older than I would like.
    Yakima, Washington
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    2009 Wee-Strom
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