Lowering front forks

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Godspeed

Lowering front forks

Post by Godspeed » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:59 pm

Hi guys,
Newbie Chris here. Being short of stature but madly wanting an mt350 I'm thinking about picking one up this week and then riding it home, but thought about just dropping the front forks a bit to make the ride home easier.
Anyone know what tools you would need to take with you to slide the forks up a few inches???
Cheers
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freddy54

Re: Lowering front forks

Post by freddy54 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:04 pm

mine was held by allen headed setscrews , m8 from memory , I seem to recall knirling stopping them from just sliding , so a wall to run against might help
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Godspeed

Re: Lowering front forks

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:58 am

Cheers Freddy, and does anyone know what torque they need to be tightened to? I'll take my toque wrench with me too.
:)
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freddy54

Re: Lowering front forks

Post by freddy54 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:59 pm

Godspeed wrote:Cheers Freddy, and does anyone know what torque they need to be tightened to? I'll take my toque wrench with me too.
:)
sorry don,t know , just tight with an allen key ,I did,nt use 2/8-1/2in adaptors , just a normal allen key
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Re: Lowering front forks

Post by Englishman » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:03 pm

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Re: Lowering front forks

Post by P.I.STAKER » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:04 pm

hi,

manual states 24nm

hope this helps

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Re: Lowering front forks

Post by Englishman » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Hey Godspeed PM me your e-mail address and I will send you the parts list, service manual and some other documents which may be of use.
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