Help! I thought I had an 02
Hello guys, long-time lurker with my first post. Anyway, i need some help.
I've had the bike for a little over 2 years now, and just got ready to change my fork seals cause they are leaking pretty bad. Bought all the necessary parts, fork seal kits, new bushings just in case, and new brake pads cause those are on their last legs, too. Today was finally the day, got the forks off and the first one disassembled. Here is where I messed up...this whole time I thought I had an 2002, but what is this? Pre-load adjustment? This fork doesn't look like the one in the manual... Panic ensues. Long story short: I have a 2004. I checked part numbers and I'm fine on brakes, and on the slider bushing, but the seal kit doesn't match - 51490-MCF-000 for '02 51490-MCF-003 for the '04 according to Bike Bandit.
So my (possibly stupid) question is this: since I have my forks taken apart, with new parts (race tech springs included, yay!) am I going to have to return the 02 seal kit and buy the 04 set? Its obviously what I should do, mis-matching part numbers as such, but I work on Monday, and while possible to set-up another ride, I kinda need my bike to get to work. Advice?
Last thing: I love this forum, its been indispensable in helping me learn about the 919. Thanks for reading, and for any help you might be able to offer!
P.S. I have a pdf of the 02-03 service manual that I have been using to help with this, but can't find the later ones, only dead links and fishy sites that probably don't even have the link. Anyone have a working link for the right service manual?