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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    This is the spring compressor I went with. The wallet is taking a hit but it seems to be the best choice in terms of safety and ease of servicing forks solo.
    Race Tech Fork Spring Compressor
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GV6UIE

    I ran across this tool and it might work as a much cheaper solution. Looks like it would take a lot of grunt pressing down the spacer while a 2nd person gets the clip in if I understand how it's to be used.
    Universal Motorcycle Fork Spring Compressor Tool Kit By Traxxion Dynamics | eBay

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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    Omnia Racing wrote back to assure me that the spring length was correct for their cartridge kit and encouraged me to complete the install.
    My spring compressor is still in the mail but I was able to muscle the preload spacer and spring down just far enough that an assistant could get pliers in under the nut for tightening against the cap.
    I'm running with the suggested base settings for compression and rebound.
    Just one short test ride so far - front end feels great. Very confidence inspiring on the brakes and it glides over small bumps.
    More riding needing and soon I'll be shopping for a shock.

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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    Got a shock ordered up- Ohlins YA 403 from Cogent Dynamics where a lot of FJ-09 riders are getting suspension help. Cogent is having the shock drop-shipped direct to me from Ohlins and appropriately sprung. Good guys. They beat the retail online prices, too.
    http://www.motocd.com/

    For anyone going for the Andreani fork upgrade, you'll need:
    • Ohlins 01309 fork oil
    • 2x 17mm wrenches (for jam nut and preload)
    • 24mm wrench for stock fork caps (or socket if you don't mind removing handlebar)
    • 30mm wrench for Andreani fork caps
    • Vise
    • Bastard file in the place of a lathe for bushing removal (don't need dremel)
    • Air impact gun for the lower fork bolt (fork internals spin with the bolt otherwise)
    • Bearing press for fork seal or PVC pipe with mallet (2" ID will work if you slot the end and taper it)
    • Metric hex set including 19mm for front wheel removal
    • Torque wrench for front wheel reinstall



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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    50 mile country ride today. The front end inspires confidence.

    A lot of the twisties around here are forested and that's where the road surface is generally poorest. The worst of it really causes problems for the rear so looking forward to getting the replacement shock in soon.

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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    Unfortunately my left fork leg is leaking. My bad for not replacing the seals so got the fork seal kit on order. $28, shouldn't have cheaped out! Added to the recommended list.

    Installed the new shock tonight. Practically drops right in. Clear FZ6 specific instructions.

    Preload and rebound were pre-set by Ohlins USA for my weight and riding style. Looking forward to testing the now complete suspension package.

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    Re: Could this be the holy grail of fork upgrade!!

    55 mile country ride today with my left fork bandaged with a white shop towel and zip tie.

    With the front and rear suspension now working together, the bike feels easier to take through the corners, like the shock added another 20% to the handling.

    On the damaged roads around here, while the ride doesn't feel plush the bike no longer gets upset.

    Confidence is up, riding is up

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