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Old April 7th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #11
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What's wrong with a simple socket?
Nothing is wrong if you don't mind taking off the bars.....
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Old April 7th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #12
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For your info, the flats on the fork cap are just a hair under 36mm (35.91mm actual). So, a 36mm wrench or socket will work. The service manual recommends wrapping the flats in one layer of electrical tape to protect the finish.. I suspect that's why they undersized the nut slightly.

If you are trying to loosen the top cap on the fork while it's still on the bike, don't forget to loosen the upper triple clamp, otherwise you'll probably do damage to the cap.

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Old April 8th, 2015, 12:40 PM   #14
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For your info, the flats on the fork cap are just a hair under 36mm (35.91mm actual). So, a 36mm wrench or socket will work. The service manual recommends wrapping the flats in one layer of electrical tape to protect the finish.. I suspect that's why they undersized the nut slightly.

If you are trying to loosen the top cap on the fork while it's still on the bike, don't forget to loosen the upper triple clamp, otherwise you'll probably do damage to the cap.
Great tips, thanks! We actually removed them and took out some oil in each fork last night.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #15
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So we removed 10ml of oil from each fork last night. Initial thought from a ride around our neighborhood was that it felt like it has more rebound. Hope it does not have any dive under heavy breaking.
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