Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Sorry, I can't think of everything at the same time.
When you are doing work on your motorcycle and have the bike off the floor either both front and rear or just rear, do your final torquing--like axle nuts, brake calipers, triple clamp bolts, with the bike on the floor. Run your bolts and nuts down while off the floor 1st, then afterwards, finish up while off the stand(s) or jack. Even before raising the bike, I loosen the axle nuts 1st-less chance of.."an unfortunate event" happening.
Loosen the fork caps before loosening the upper triple clamp bolts. DONT loosen the upper and lower triple clamp bolts with the weight of the front on the floor.I loosen the fork caps, then loosen the upper clamp bolts. Off the floor, with wheel, brake caliper, and front fender removed, I then loosen the lower triple clamp and remove the fork I'm working on. I always do one at a time to keep the triple clamps aligned. I also measure fork protrusion at the upper triple clamp before removing a fork to rest it at installation. Install the fork, tighten the lower clamp, tighten the fork cap, then tighten the upper clamp bolt.
Last edited by MAZ4ME; 12-06-2018 at 09:19 PM.