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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Aftermarket Fork Spring Install on 2002 919
My 0.85kg/mm Sonic Springs will arrive by the end of the week. The springs come with instructions, but I figured I'd pose a few questions to you guys first.
I've been looking at my old RaceTech installation instructions from when I put springs in my SV650, and it mentions that for cartridge forks with internal top-out springs, you have to measure the Set Length of the fork - distance from where spring touches the top of the cartridge and where the spacer touches the fork cap.
Here are my questions:
1. Do the 919 forks use internal top-out springs? I'm looking at photos of the cartridge and can't see any springs, so that would lead me to believe they are internal.
2. To measure Set Length, do I have to pull up on the damper rod really hard (to counteract top-out spring forces) in order to measure the actual, fully extended set length of the fork?
3. Does anyone have the exact Set Length measurement of the 2002 919 forks to save me the trouble of having to measure it myself with a tape measure?
Thanks for any help!