progressive suspension install sound
The latest example of my Hypochondriac motorcycle maintenance is with my front forks. Left one started leaking a few weeks ago, so time to bite the bullet and do a rebuild whilest installing my progressive springs I bought a year ago.
I did do a rebuild....not the air compressor method (I have the dampener bold remover and my 80 psi air compressor didn't want to blow the seals). While I was putting everything back together the tubes were sliding up and down nice and smooth and I heard no strange noise.
Then I put the forks back on the bike and it makes kind of a weird metallic squeeky noise when I compess them. The bike did not make such a noise before.
Is this noise normal (that is the springs make this noise) or did I screw something up along the way?
FWIW: I haven't had a chance to ride her because it is 1:30am and I want to go to sleep.
PS -- lesson learned. Kawasaki parts for dampener removal do NOT work. Waste of 50 bucks. I ended up ramming the tool into the rear axle bolt (24 mm) and replacing it afterward (only 24mm bolt I had at the time). You are better of going out and buying a bunch of wratchet extenders and a 24 mm bolt and socket.
2006 Red KLR 650
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug
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