|06-18-2007, 09:04 PM||#1|
Two fisted burger
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ashland County, Oh
New fork springs and fluid.
I recently got a set of fork springs and new fork oil from wilbers, and hadnt gotten around to installing them on my ST.
After spending a day on gravel roads, and getting tired of the front end acting squirrly, I decided to get started on the project.
Dang, that had to be the easiest modification I have ever done in effort vs return. Taking pictures would have doubled the time it took.
The po had said he changed the fork seals, but it ended up being just one of them. One side had very dark oil, and a lot less volume than the other side.
The springs were about an inch and a half longer, and I added 10 weight oil instead of 7.5.
It has made a great difference in the handling. The bike is planted and a lot more fun to ride.
"In the end, I just want to break even."
|06-19-2007, 12:14 AM||#2|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: By the Lake
believe it or not, i use # 20 on my stock springs and forks, and they feel great. i'm about 195 lbs and the # 10 specified by the factory manual doesn't work for me.
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