Motion Pro " Fork Allignment Tool"

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Cagetender, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Cagetender

    Cagetender Member

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    I like the look of the "Iron" and the" Nightster "insofar as the front gaiter boots and the blacked -out look is concerned. I purchased some Harley Davidson gaitor boots to install on my 1200low. Visual inspection shows that they will fit but I have to remove the forks from the triple tree and the lower brace.My only concern which the service manual doesnt address is lining the front forks after the boots are installed.I know that that there is a tool by Motion Pro called the" Fork allignment tool ".I was wondering if any forum members have had experience with this tool.
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    i have never used any special tools when refitting front forks
    when they are in place only tighten the top mounts leave all other fastenings including fender and Axel bolts slightly loose
    hold bike upright pull on front brake and bounce the front suspension 5 or 6 times this should get all in correct place in relation to each other then tighten all bolts to correct torque settings

    Brian
     
  3. Cagetender

    Cagetender Member

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    From Canada , thank you for this useful advice Brian.It is very much appreciated.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thats why we are all here to gain and pass on knowledge to each other

    Brian