done this tooMax McAllister said:
nope !! just washed by hand...still clean though3. The parts are washed in a $9,000 ultrasonic parts washer.
THIS I really dont know about??? jewlers rouge "should work though4. The tubes are polished on a special machine we have to make the finished better than it was new.
I dont think this is a "killer" deal5. The left fork tube is modified to accept the kit.
How do the people install the springs that DONT get the full kit?? & the grease can be sent with6. The fork are reassembled using new seals (with a special low drag seal grease) and bushings as required, the forks are bled and the oil level set, and the springs installed (this requires a special spring compressor).
I believe that was answered by the original post+ meThe tools alone required to do the installation cost far more than what we charge to do the job, so we haven't really had anyone who decided it wasn't to their advantage to send them in for the initial build.
.Currently we still won't even sell the kit to a "Dealer" unless they physically come to our shop to be trained on the installation. We need to insure that anyone we allow to put the kit in, will get the same results as if we did it ourselves here.
So it will be a while before we sell it "over the counter"
I REALLY missed coming to wingstock!1 D^%$#We have just finished editing our "GL1800 Suspension Seminar" from Wingstock. I will have it reproduced and available on our website and on a DVD, which we will mail out to folks in the USA for free.
THANK YOU & I really meen it as I am VERY interestedI should have them available within two weeks.
Thanks for anserwing !! So one guy screws it up for me & everone else who like to work on his own bike D%$#..LOL I like the fact that your stuff is made here (USA)!! Ialso REALLY enjoy working on my own "stuff" & finding out how & why it works & wonder how it can be designed in one area so well & another so crappy (as in forks) it amazes me...... I will be waiting for your "kit" so PLEASE make it available this winter...if not then I might have to use those "other " fork parts (yes I know they are not as good BUT they are better (than stock) & available as a "KIT"/parts...chuck PS still pissed at work for missing wingstock!!!!! I hope you have this next year..THANKS....Max McAllister said:Hi Chuck,
No worries. We did send a kit overseas a couple of times... one of the guys claimed to be expert, have done lots of forks, had a machine shop, etc etc... first thing that happened was the owner got on this board and asked the LISTERS here how to install it.... We haven't sold one that way since.
If you actually did loose your forks, we could ship you another set. We have several we could kit up and get to you the next day.
For the record, we ship hundreds and hundreds of sets of forks each year, and in nine years, we have had one set lost and one set stolen off a doorstep. That would be out of 10,000 roughly sets... so the odds are in your favor I would say.
I may do an installation video in the near future.
I also asked Max for a DIY kit. As a machinist with my own shop I felt more than qualified to do the work. Max replied much in the same manner that he did for this post and I decided to send him the tubes for an install. $150 for installation seems very reasonable to me. I assume the price of a DIY kit would be a little higher to recover the cost of packaging and preparing instruction manuals. So the $150.0 savings just became smaller. Just my opinion.1st Wing said:I would also love to see a kit for the DIY crowd. Only $150 can quickly turn into $250 counting shipping. I feel more comfortable with wrenches than trying to package a good set of forks for UPS. A kit would open a new market for the DIY crowd. If it were rocket science $150 would not cover the installation. No pun intended, you have a great product from what I have read.
I do have the springs, the instructions were very confusing. Installation was breeze.
Oooooo. I can't wait.Max McAllister said:We have just finished editing our "GL1800 Suspension Seminar" from Wingstock. I will have it reproduced and available on our website and on a DVD, which we will mail out to folks in the USA for free.
I should have them available within two weeks.
That's coming soon. Right now the list is short, so I can tell you!azjerry said:Max, do you post a list of those shops or installers who have completed your training? I don't see any links on your website.
I am not likely to be there anytime soon. The owner Jim Cambora, happens to ride a wing himself... but then again he weighs in at over 400#, so a Nighthawk 250 wasn't really suited to him! :wink: Jim is a BIG fella!bnickle said:Max, When are you going to be at RaceWorx! I need to know, I may bring you a bike!
IF I decide to do my own forks then I will do the R&R ALSO!!!..............IT IS NOT (ALL) ABOUT MONEY!!!!!!! NOBODY cares about my A$$ more than me!!!! not you not max not ANYBODY ..I like to do all my own work..If I screw it up I pay the bill one way or another!!!!! ,,I am 51 years old have been working on bikes since I was about 12...yep I have had some BIG screwups I PAID..& hopefully I learned.....chuck..PS MAX I got your PM thanks for the offer I am thinking on it !! but as you say you want to make sure its rite so do I cause its MY a$$ If I have you do them what makes you think I couldnt screw them up at a later date..I dont plan to send them to you every 20,000 miles. ...one more time it is not all about the cash!!!!gpick said:For those wanting to save the money, I recommend you save it by doing your own RR of the rear shock (generally about $250) and RR the front forks (about $100). Why take a chance making a mistake on installation and smelling up your garage with dirty fork oil for $150? The cleaning of the forks alone is a messy job when you don't have a shop set up for it. But the RR is not hard, especially with Fred's entertainment videos.