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Fork caps with preload adjuster?

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wojo72
Does anybody happen to know what size socket I need for the front fork caps?  I tried a 22mm but it felt a little bit sloppy.  I'm actually thinking that I'll use a wrench because I don't want to mess with the handle bars.  I am going to use a triple tree lift.  Are there any other tips that can make this job easier?   Has anybody successfully removed the oil from the top?  I wouldn't mind dumping some thicker oil into the forks while I have them cracked open.
 
 
 

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bmwpowere36m3
I don't know the size offhand might be 21 mm... My showa forks used that size.

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gregjet
Stock caps are 22m. Matt's inserts are 24mm. The chinese adjustables I bought before the inserts are also 24mm

Go forth and modify my son...go forth and modify...

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wojo72
Caps are installed. Not a silver bullet but it did reduce brake dive a little bit. Not bad for $35.
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bmwpowere36m3
You'd need a more dramatic change in spring rate, oil weight or damping (via damping rod or cartridge kits) to see a change in brake dive....

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bmwpowere36m3
Adding preload doesn't make the spring any stiffer... it just changes how much initial force it takes to compress the spring.

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