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    fork service
    on: Sep 19, 2021, 10.33 pm
    Sep 19, 2021, 10.33 pm
    Hi,
    I done a 1350klm run last weekend on all back roads and noticed the front end quite vibey and rough on broken tar. Firstly, the front Michelin Pilot4 was scalloped badly on the right side. It has approx 8k klms on it. I checked the wheel bearings and the right one is rough ( left is fine and smooth) . Head stock bearings were dry of grease but in good condition.
    I have a Hyperpro spring kit to fit so I stripped the front shocks to fit these. I will fit new fork seals when I am in there. I have noticed tiny pitting on the bottom of the fork legs but they are not in the stroke of the fork seal so should be ok. I am waiting on a fork seal driver from Wemoto to proceed.
    I notice on the Hyperpro instructions to lift the fork 10mm above the steering clamp and to have 125mm of a gap above the oil level. The bike is stock with the forks flush on the clamps and shows 140mm gap above the oil level ( maybe some leaked out?). Anyone who done this mod confirm these changes please
    Tom