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Tomorrow I'm replacing my OEM springs with a set of Traxxion on my '08 air bag model. Are there any issues I need to be aware of as I disassemble the fork tubes regarding the air bag sensors?

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You needn't disassemble the forks.

Centerstand the bike.
Support under the engine. Front wheel off the ground.
Release the meter panel and tie up out of the way.
Remove the fork cover panel.
The springs come out the top after you remove the fork caps.
You need to use a wrench under the right cap.
Reassemble.
 

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You needn't disassemble the forks.

Centerstand the bike.
Support under the engine. Front wheel off the ground.
Release the meter panel and tie up out of the way.
Remove the fork cover panel.
The springs come out the top after you remove the fork caps.
You need to use a wrench under the right cap.
Reassemble.
Agree if I was only replacing the springs but the oil needs to be changed as well as the fork seals, so need to pull forks, disassemble, pump out old oil, clean, inspect, reassemble, refill with fresh oil, pump out air, add new springs, etc, etc.
 

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make sure the key is turned off and out , that the only way to trigger the system if it was on and you left everything pluged in I guess it would be poss to trigger.
 

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The airbag system stores an electrical charge in case power is lost during a crash.

Before ANY maintenance is done, the service manual says...

Disconnect the NEGATIVE cable from the battery and wait a MINIMUM 3 minutes.

Also, while working around the airbag sensors. Do not subject them to any hard forces as this may damage them.

John
 
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