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I have my bike on a rear stand and (no kidding) a 2X4 under the frame where the lower triple is. It's not super stable, but it works. Make sure you chock the wheels of your rear stand so it doesn't go sliding backwards. The pic is of my '03. The car jack is under the oil pan but is there in case the whole contracption starts to fall. There isn't any weight on it.
 

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Jim,
As for tools, if you take a look at this link, please tell us what tool you would buy to make this go smoothly.

http://www.racetech.com/page.aspx?id=70&menuid=57

I'm thinking:

1) FORK SPRING COMPRESSOR
2) CARTRIDGE ROD HOLDING TOOL
3) FORK TUBE DISASSEMBLY TOOL
All you really need is this:
http://traxxionstore.com/detail-25.aspx
and this:
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0123/
Although this would be cool:
http://traxxionstore.com/detail-12.aspx
 

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Maybe this should be in a new thread, but it's on topic, so I'll ask it here.....

I've purchased the Ohlins internals (compression and rebound valves and .90 springs) for my '08 and will be ripping into the damper in a couple weeks when all the parts have arrived.

Here's my question... In reading the Ohlins FPK 106 installation manual, there is a step where the cap is taken off the damper to get to the rebound valve. They show the use of the Honda Fork Damper Holder while heating with a heat gun and clamping in a 24mm soft jaw. OK, so here's the question... Is it possible to get that puppy off without the special Honda tool, or do I need to buy it too?

http://bore-tech.com/catalog/hondaforkdamperholder07ymbmcfa100-p-135.html?osCsid=40fdd27392dc463161bfe5f5d0859a22

Thanks!
-jeff
 

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Hey Guys, Jim....A quick FYI on the fork bolt. instead of using a 24mm hex socket, use a 15/16 hex standard instead.. it fits alot better on the bolt and it will keep it from stripping the corner. unfortunate for me, i messed up one side already so i'd have to replace it with another one. I found one at hondapartsnation.com for like 26.00 each. (see link below) if anyone might need to replace theirs.. =0) just select your year, make, and model and it'll give a drop bar to select what parts you need to get and a detailed pic.


http://www.hondapartsnation.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/7/Honda.aspx
 

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You may want to call them on Monday, but I'm pretty sure it will work. The 03 and 04 didn't have USD forks, so they are listed as NA. I don't know why the list hasn't been updated to include the late model 600RR series.
 

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You may want to call them on Monday, but I'm pretty sure it will work. The 03 and 04 didn't have USD forks, so they are listed as NA. I don't know why the list hasn't been updated to include the late model 600RR series.
Okay, so I called Traxxion today and they said the Fork Spring Compressor Kit is universal for all upside-down forks.
 

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Let's stop here for a second before you screw the fork bolt back on. The directions say to turn your suspension adjustment all the way counterclockwise before you start this project. OK, fine. Unfortunately, when I put everything back together, I only had about 1 1/2 turns of adjustment on the top damping adjuster, instead of the 4 turns I was supposed to have. WTF? I called the guys at Traxxion. They told me that I had to turn the adjusting screw back clockwise as many turns as I was looking for (4 in this case) before I tightened the fork bolt against the lock nut. Unfortunately I didn't learn this until the fork and wheel were back on the bike, so I had to take it all back apart again. You guys can learn it here and save yourselves some aggro.
Guys,

I learned something yesterday. My assumptions in the paragraph above aren't quite correct. Here's the real deal. Your rebound damping adjustment throw is set as follows. First, run the locknut all the way down to the bottom. Take your fork cap and turn the rebound adjuster all the way out. Then screw it in three turns. Now screw your fork cap onto the cartridge. It will bottom out before it reaches the locknut. Then screw the locknut up to meet the fork cap. That will give you three turns of adjustment with your rebound adjuster.
 
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