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  1. Suspension Noob: Basic maintenance/checks?

    Suspension and Tire Tech
    I am fixing up a K2 Vee with 47K miles on it. What should I know about suspension? I know everyone talks about replacing the front fork springs and upgrade the rear suspension, but I am more concerned about knowing/testing what I have to know if I have a problem already or going to happen...
  2. fork gaiters

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    dumb question how do you install fork gaiters? I've got the RS1952's recommended by Greywolf
  3. In praise of fork gaiters.

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    My son is smarter than me but please don't say I told you so. One of the ways he proves this is that he knows I can't abuse machinery, or people (mostly). So he knows I keep an eye on his bikes, making sure they are serviced properly. Always by me of course,something to do with the hourly rate I...
  4. Fork dive & sag

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Questions abound here. I tried installing new fork springs today and dumping the fluid. The new springs are RaceTech straight rate, I think .95kg. (Got them from Sasquatch when he rebuilt my shock.) The replaced spring is some kind of progressive spring - from the pics it doesn't look stock...
  5. Are my Forks and Triple Tree Bent?

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I am rebuilding a Vee with has some front end damage. The front wheel has a pretty serious wobble and I am having it repaired. The forks and triple tree look straigth but is there any way I can know for sure. Should I just take them off and have them straighten just to be sure?
  6. Fork Guards

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    neoprene fork guards by Noj, Inc. Minneapolis, MN http://www.motosupply.com/product_info.php?products_id=989 fits nearly all mc forks. helps protect fork tubes and seals. fasten with hook and loop system. work ok for me.
  7. Leaky front forks

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I think the seals on my front forks have gone bad. Oil is leaking out the top and dripping down the pipes. Is it possible to fix them by myself and does anyone know how or is it worth the $200 to get them fixed.
  8. Leaky Fork Seal!

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I just purchased a 2007 Wee-Strom and discovered a film of oil on the right fork tube, just above the dust cover. I assume I have a leaking fork seal. Is this a common occurrence for this machine. The bike has 6000 miles on it, and the previous owner said he rode strictly street with some wet...
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