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Old 05-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #20
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Nw South Carolina
Oddometer: 54
Speaking of Springs

Originally Posted by jorunny View Post
A few years ago I found the drain plug on the right fork was stripped and was able to "carefully" drill out and insert a Helicoil.
I've drained them a couple of times & the insert continues to work fine.

The forks are off the bike, in pieces and being rebuilt now.
I putting in Race Tech springs & Gold Valve emulators.

I'll find out soon if the Helicoil continues to be secure.
There is a pair of BMW Sport Springs listed on Fleabay (Item 110779799609). Bought and installed a pair a few weeks ago. Stiffened up the front end a bit and helped the bike when loaded 2 up for camping. Think we bump the gross weight limits. I am going to try playing with the folk oil viscosities next. The UK GS list has some interesting reading on the subject of fork oil cocktails to get the suitable ratios.

Nice Videos on Zed BTW

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