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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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you may find simply changing to a heavier weight fork oil will cure your problem, i had a clunk in my wide glide and im hoping i got rid of it by switching to SE for oil

from what i have found you can get rid of the clunk that some bikes carry simply by adding 1 extra oz of fluid per fork

so once i get my mufflers n can test ride i will see what happens and if its cured
I've messed with it quite a bit, and I have it dialed in pretty well.
Never bottom out anymore, have proper sag, and it corners well the way it is.
Need the good rear shocks though.

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XL- Did you end up changing the Fork springs or did you just service your forks with new higher grade fork oil to fix your issue?
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XL- Did you end up changing the Fork springs or did you just service your forks with new higher grade fork oil to fix your issue?
I am now at 15wt and 1 in spacer.

I really need new fork springs though. They wear out at about 10k miles.

I would recommend 10 at or to mix 10 and 15 to make 12wt or so. 15 is good, but a little too stiff. I literally cannot bottom out the forks no matter what I do so i am wasting a little travel, unless I hit one big ass bump.

Really though, best set up to me would be progressive suspension front springs with necessary spacer for proper sag, and 10 wt oil

100 bucks plus the cost of oil and you would be set up nice.

That's what I am gonna do eventually...

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I took a piece of 3/8x3"x 18" aluminum flat stock. Cut a 1.125 slot in one end. Then cut a .750 x 2.5 oval slot aprox 2" back from end slot. Hook the end slot under the riser and press down on your socket, You can put a 1/2' extension thru the slot above the socket and turn the fork nut. Took 20min to make $6.00 for material, and a lot less talking to GOD. Used aluminum to aviod scratching the riser.
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I took a piece of 3/8x3"x 18" aluminum flat stock. Cut a 1.125 slot in one end. Then cut a .750 x 2.5 oval slot aprox 2" back from end slot. Hook the end slot under the riser and press down on your socket, You can put a 1/2' extension thru the slot above the socket and turn the fork nut. Took 20min to make $6.00 for material, and a lot less talking to GOD. Used aluminum to aviod scratching the riser.
Can you take pics of it by any chance?? I can't quite picture it in my head

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