- I made new PVC front fork spring spacers 109mm in length including
a stainless steel washer at the top. Trouble is, getting the cap
bolt back down with the increased preload is tough! I use a 15/16"
sprocket with a 1/2" ratchet but trying to put enough force down
on the ratchet handle tends to keep it from releasing on the back
stroke, so that just as I get the threads to catch, backing up
undoes it just enough to release the threads. Is there any kind
of special tool for putting those cap bolts back on?
Or any suggestions at all? Thanks, Michael
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>Is there any kind
> of special tool for putting those cap bolts back on?
I use a deep socket as it allows me a better grip . In combination with a
6" extension [without a ratchet] I can get the caps started about 1-1 1/2
turns. Then it's easy to tighten. A pair of leather work gloves gives even
more grip and allows pressure to be put on the end with the palm.
I never met a motorcycle I didn't like
I have met a few I wouldn't own.....
When trying to rethread the caps back on the fock tubes, you mention
that you use a socket and ratchet. This is how I do it, but I put a
good size extension (6-8"?) on the socket to grab hold of and keep
things in contact with eachother while I ratchet away on top. It lets
you keep things nice and square while you're turning the ratchet back
and forth as you're hoping not to cross thread the bugger. Make sure
your support under the engine is sturdy too!