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450 fork spring install

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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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