450 fork spring install

4 replies to this topic
  • Cirus

Posted October 03, 2004 - 03:26 AM


Can I do it myself? I've already changed out the rear spring with no problem but have never opened up a fork before. :cry:

  • John407

Posted October 03, 2004 - 03:55 AM


Yes you can do it, follow the steps in the manual and you can't go wrong.

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  • gonzo

Posted October 03, 2004 - 04:51 AM


Change the oil while your there. The whole thing will only take about an hour. Quick tip loosen the fork caps while the forks are on the bike.

  • Cirus

Posted October 03, 2004 - 06:19 AM


Can the forks stay on the bike? It looks like the only think I should have to remove would be the bars so I can get to the caps.

  • Ga426owner

Posted October 04, 2004 - 05:56 AM


Loosen the caps while the forks are on the bike - otherwise you will need a vise with nylon or protective barrier to put forks in. Remove the forks completely to empty and clean - typical for contaminants to be at the bottom of the forks - remove the compression valve at the bottom when cleaning - I suggest you get it done first by a knowledgeable suspension tuner - then you should be able to handle it... :cry:

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