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    nice writup, and good lookin bike.

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    And a bit of heat with a heat gun on the slider will help ease out/in those bushes.

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    this is in my near future thanks for the details !!!

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    So good, appreciate the deets on those measurements. 👏

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    Teabag! lol

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    Did mine yesterday and effed it up. Need to redo the right side. Rebound adjusters are not the same. Yesterday was a bad day and I should have quit while I was ahead. In bed. Everything I touched I messed up.
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    I've been having days like that...
    Don't worry, the adjustment sequence is all in the top cap and where you lock it down with the lock nut. Even if they're back in the bike it should be easy enough to pop the cap back off both of them to re-set the adjusters to zero. Don't forget to loosen the upper triple!

    I know you know what you're doing, but feel free to call/PM me if you need a little support

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    Thanks Cooter. Left side has more available turns than the right. I'll try and fix this with the fork attached to the bike.

    The real kicker was that I didn't move my car to make some working room. The front stand was apparently not properly installed, the bike wasn't on the rear stand. The front stand collapsed, bike tipped over into the car. Big dent on the side of the car! Bike relatively unscathed thanks to the car. It's just a car, right.

    And we won't talk about the turntable I effed up yesterday also.

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    When I did my first Buell fork rebuild I detached the top cap adjuster from the adjustment rod (whoops!). It wasnt too tricky to "re-sync" them. But you don't have to separate them in the first place.

    Here's the procedure, but this is for the 2007-earlier forks. If you want the full read, it starts at 2-47 in the 2006 Lightning book I used.


    1. See Figure 2-70. Fully thread the damper rod locknut
    (10) on to damper rod (11) clockwise till it lightly bottoms.
    NOTE
    Set both forks to the exact same suspension settings.
    2. Adjust rebound assembly for proper range of motion.
    a. Lightly turn the rebound adjuster screw on top of the
    rebound adjuster assembly (9) counter clockwise till
    it stops.
    b. Turn the rebound adjuster screw three full turns
    clockwise.
    3. Fully thread rebound adjuster assembly (9) onto the
    damper rod assembly (11) until it lightly bottoms. Do not
    tighten.
    4. Thread the damper locknut (10) until bottoms lightly on
    the rebound adjuster assembly. Do not tighten
    5. Turning the rebound adjuster screw (9) counter clockwise
    three full turns or until stops.
    6. See Figure 2-72. Tighten the damper locknut (10) to 22-
    30 ft-lbs (30-40 Nm).
    7. Repeat for other fork assembly.

    That sucks to hear about the car.

    I used to have a Porsche Cayman, but it lived in the garage with the motorcycles and I was always worried about something falling and hitting it. So I sold the car! LOL!
    Last edited by 34nineteen; 03-19-2021 at 05:01 PM.

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    It's done. Easy peasy thanks fellas.



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