taxi said:The torque setting is kind of of a guide to get you close. The final setting should give you a pull on the forks of 3 to 4 lbs. It took mine 30lbs torque on the bearings to get a 3 to 4 lb pull. That is checked by using a spring gauge and tie a string to each fork and pull till the fork moves. Do it to each fork leg. Mine were 3.5 and about 4. Handles and feels great Make sure nothing is in the way of the forks moving freely.
Ive got 22,000 on the bearings, had the bike to 100 (no high speed wander). Rode the dragon and brp this summer and handled great
My 03 1800 shook with every tire until bearing change
I put the bearings in at 18,000 miles and had a Metzler with 6,000 on it at that time. Even after the bearings were changed the bike shook bad decelerating 40mph on down untill I got rid of the Metz. Never shook again with E3s or Bridgestone.
Frank, I might want to borrow the socket and driving tool from you. I have not had any problems but it seems like a good upgrade. I think Im also am going to change the fork springs.Roadie said:I have been setting the torque at 22.5ftlbs with the All Balls.