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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    forks out ready for new internals
    on: May 09, 2021, 05.05 pm
    May 09, 2021, 05.05 pm
    So bike on centre stand,ratchet strap in place holding front up up and brass pole just "to be sure"
    I haven't ever taken forks out but mudguard off,calipers off,wheel out and forks slid out-all in an hour! Whilst waiting I think I will strip the brake calipers -I got some clamps for the hoses so only the fluid in the caliper will be lost-and after 3 years adding new is a good idea. The maxton rear shock is done - not sure how they did it as the rear seat key operated catch is still in place -another job to get done!



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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #1 on: Jun 03, 2021, 11.51 am
    Jun 03, 2021, 11.51 am
    Hi Bazza950!

    I'm very interested to know what you are having done to the forks (By Maxton I presume). Is it a re-valve of existing internals or cartridge conversion?

    I hope you can report on what the difference is when it's done. (They sorted my NC750x forks with GP20 catridges. Transformed the bike and made the thing a pleasure to ride. Had the rear shock changed too but barely felt any difference from stock tbh).

    Good luck!

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #2 on: Jun 03, 2021, 04.14 pm
    Jun 03, 2021, 04.14 pm
    While you have the forks out, strip, clean & regrease the steering head bearings. My 2012 model's were U/S after 22k miles, there wasn't much grease on them and they live a hard life handling the Crosstourer's weight.
    I'm sure you'll be please with the results of a Maxton rebuild, they did mine and it transformed the bike's handling and comfort  :028:

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #3 on: Jun 03, 2021, 05.27 pm
    Jun 03, 2021, 05.27 pm
    When you get to those bearings better change them for conical ones.

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #4 on: Jun 03, 2021, 10.11 pm
    Jun 03, 2021, 10.11 pm
    Is that Hyperpro rear suspension spring?
    Looks very similar to my one.

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2021, 10.16 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 10.16 am
    i am expecting the sliders ,modified ,back soon.I dont know if you saw all the topic but basicly Honda dont do a proper job on the forks -or on the NC 750. The excuse of a cheap fork job may apply on a commuter bike but doesn't wash on on the CT which is supposed to be a superior item. The chrome is also just a "flash" not a proper coat.
    So my NC had maxton upgrade front & back -and now the CT is being done.
    i am not a hard rider - infact "very soft" but prefer not to lose fillings when hitting a pot hole.
    so asked Richard - the "team leader" to sort me out gived fat,old ,slow long distance tourer IF we are ever allowed away again!
    they are only 30 miles from me-handy!
    baz

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2021, 10.25 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 10.25 am
    *Originally Posted by bazza950 [+]
    i am expecting the sliders ,modified ,back soon.I dont know if you saw all the topic but basicly Honda dont do a proper job on the forks -or on the NC 750. The excuse of a cheap fork job may apply on a commuter bike but doesn't wash on on the CT which is supposed to be a superior item. The chrome is also just a "flash" not a proper coat.
    So my NC had maxton upgrade front & back -and now the CT is being done.
    i am not a hard rider - infact "very soft" but prefer not to lose fillings when hitting a pot hole.
    so asked Richard - the "team leader" to sort me out gived fat,old ,slow long distance tourer IF we are ever allowed away again!
    they are only 30 miles from me-handy!
    baz

    Agree with all of that. It is surprising that Honda ‘cheaped out’ with the suspension on the CT given it’s a premium product!

    So are you getting the re-valve or cartridge conversion? There’s quite a price difference I know.

    Hopefully you can post a review when done (I’m sure you will) Thanks.

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    Re: forks out ready for new internals
    Reply #7 on: Jun 04, 2021, 11.05 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 11.05 am
    just the cheaper version - I am not that sensitive and regards off roading as something for masochists.I tried -even did the BMW learn to ride off road course - but now accept that i am more an armchair rider - hence the Merc for serious trips!

     



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