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Old 12-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to now how critical the alignment of the FGRT 202 forks is with respect to the machining (flooted) sides of each fork. My top adjusters don't aligne and I am not sure if they should look exactly matched.
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You should attempt to ensure the top of the fork tubes (not caps) are at the same height above the triple. With the front tire removed, put your axle back through and see if fit goes in nice and smoothly without any bind. If there is binding, it will cause some additional stiction in your forks.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should attempt to ensure the top of the fork tubes (not caps) are at the same height above the triple. With the front tire removed, put your axle back through and see if fit goes in nice and smoothly without any bind. If there is binding, it will cause some additional stiction in your forks.
Yep dip that and axle fits nice n smooth all the way to the thread on the other side.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just finished re-installing my Ohlins forks after they got serviced, and I can see that your positions seem about right. There's a DIY on this, which confirms that the forks sit flush with the triple (as opposed to the OEMs that stick out a bit). If I remember correctly, another guide is that the bottom of the lower clamps are flush with the point at which the forks flute.
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sweet... nice forks you got there... good luck getting it done
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