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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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How difficult is it to raise the forks if I did the lowering link from Motorwerks? I'm afraid of the whole system falling apart if I loosened the bolts. Thanks -

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How difficult is it to raise the forks if I did the lowering link from Motorwerks? I'm afraid of the whole system falling apart if I loosened the bolts. Thanks -
It's not difficult, but you'll need to stabilize the bike so that it cannot fall over. A trusted helper is handy, if you don't have some sort of wheel chock, etc.

Measure the fork tube protrusion at the top, and then add the measurement of the amount that you intend to lower it.

Then, do one leg at a time. Loosen each bolt just enough to slide the fork tube to the desired length, and then tighten it back.
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Cheers for the response - how do you do one leg at a time - do you have to take the front tire off?

Would a rear end pitbull lift work as a bike stablizer?

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It's not difficult, but you'll need to stabilize the bike so that it cannot fall over. A trusted helper is handy, if you don't have some sort of wheel chock, etc.

Measure the fork tube protrusion at the top, and then add the measurement of the amount that you intend to lower it.

Then, do one leg at a time. Loosen each bolt just enough to slide the fork tube to the desired length, and then tighten it back.
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The pit bull should work fine. When you loosen one side the forks will twist and slide that side higher into the triple tree. Tighten it up and do the other side. I also used a floor jack and a 2x4 to the triple tree to fine tune the fork height. With the mount bolts loose the fork slides too easy and it is hard to hold it in the position you want and tighten the bolts at the same time. My second one slid too far and I needed the jack to raise the front back up. Do not go so far up that the triple tree will clamp on the tapered portion of the fork.

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Follow Speedy instructions, word of caution, you really need either something under the front, a triple tree stand or something overhead to pull up on the handlebars. The right fork is easy, the left fork on the 2015 you need to be real careful read post #25 of this thread , my left fork shock almost took out my clutch cable. Months later I bought a Venom triple tree stand
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