Fantastic,, now for extra money from youtube.
Do a video, since it's 10 minutes. Piece of cake.
So with forks fully extended the caps go off and on easily?
Glad you got it done.
Yes they do. You just need to loosen up the bolts on the triple clamp. Not worthy of a video, the 2 pictures should give a decent idea. Basically, in more detail, the steps are as follows:
1. Remove front fender
2. Remove all preload from the forks.
3. Use a stand that lifts from steering stem and lift the front up
4. Loosen triple clamp bolts
5. Twist off the fork caps. It'll appear like it's not doing anything, but when you hear a click, that's when the threads are completely disengaged.
6. Drop front end down. The cross bar from the stand will rest on the tire.
7. Compress the spring with one hand and with the other insert a 19mm wrench to hold the nut from the bottom of the fork caps.
8. Use a 14 mm wrench or socket on the top (preload adjuster) to remove the fork caps.
9. Once you release that 19mm wrench, the damper rod will sink down.
10. Swap the springs, and put everything back together in reverse order of these steps.
No time to read through everything.
1) put bike up on front stand
2) remove fork caps
3) have 2 friends lift front of bike
4) remove front stand
5) friends gently lower front of bike until it bottoms
Fork springs easily accessible now.
This is how we change springs 5 minutes before gridding up :-p
Nah, that's too much work, and it involves 2 extra people. See my last post. I just got it done and it was pretty easy. Using a Pitbull stand to lift from the steering head means you don't need extra people or to break your back lifting heavy stuff
I've been told that the mother of all innovation is laziness