Front fork tools
Posted September 15, 2008 - 08:45 AM
Posted September 15, 2008 - 08:48 AM
Posted September 15, 2008 - 11:29 AM
Do a search for lowered DR here, there is a thread with good pics that shows the forks dissambled, and how to make the 'tool' for a few bucks.
This is the thread: http://www.thumperta...hlight=lowering
Posted September 15, 2008 - 04:33 PM
Posted September 15, 2008 - 05:37 PM
Posted September 16, 2008 - 04:25 PM
Why do you want to remove the damper rod?
And, yes, the special tool is to keep the damper rod from rotating while you rotate the 8 mm allen screw at the bottom.
I'm putting emulators in. Speaking of emulators is there a reason to adjust the emulators right off the bat? (as you can tell I'm new at suspension work)
Posted September 16, 2008 - 08:16 PM
> I'm putting emulators in...
Aha. Then, yes, you will need a damper rod tool. You can make your own
from a 3/4" x 1-1/2" - 10 tpi bolt from your friendly local Ace Hardware store. The bolt head is 28.3 mm across the flats and fits the 30 mm hex
opening in the top of the damper rod well enough. It is cheap and works well.
You should rotate the nut two turns from contact with the spring for initial setup on the emulators or whatever Race Tech is saying now if that instruction has changed.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 07:21 AM
Tough to beat the price of the "broom tool" :-).
Did you write up your trip? If so, please tell me where. Thanks.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 10:03 AM
No ride report yet. We did finally get the pictures downloaded from 3 cameras and we're working on getting them in order. We'll get it....eventually
I think part of it is that we're grieving the trip being over and to sit down and write about it makes it even more of the past. At least I think that's how it is for me. That and the fact that we're still run ragged trying to catch up with work, family and so forth after being gone so long.
p.s. Thanks for asking about the trip and sorry to squall on your shoulder.
p.s.s. It'd knock a chunk out of our day to make a trip to town for the "special tool" so since the broomhandle worked for us I feel like I need to pass it along.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 04:33 PM
Posted September 18, 2008 - 01:13 AM
Posted September 18, 2008 - 02:18 AM
Posted September 18, 2008 - 04:50 PM
> Ya its gonna be a trick tightening it since I'm putting emulators in I wont
> be able to hold the rod
The tool prevents the damper rod from rotating while you tighten the allen screw at the bottom of the fork.
> I guess I can put the emulator in after I tighten the rod.
Yes. Emulator, springs, spacer, washers, and fork cap are installed after damper rod is secured and fork oil is added to proper height.