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Best way to align forks? - May 13, 2010, 10:52 AM

I've been doing some research and I couldn't get a concrete series of steps on what to do to align my forks after I install them into the triple tree. I couldn't find it in the Haynes manual or service manual.

So is this how you do it?

1) tighten everything hand tight
2) take bike off front stand and center stand
3) loosen everything but the lower triple clamp (which is still at hand tight)
4) straddle the bike, hold front brake in or move front wheel towards a wall.
5) bounce front end up and down +6 times
6) have a friend torque everything down while holding the front end still.

Is this correct?
Should I loosen my front axle bolt as well?

I definitely don't want the front end to drop and slam into the fender.

Thanks for your help!!!

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May 13, 2010, 02:18 PM

Hey, it's Brian from sunday. Yeah, looks like you have more than enough steps covered. Unless the forks are bent, everything should be good. If you really want to make sure, after step#5, loosen the axle and pinch bolts and re-tighten them. Pretty much that should cover it.

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I've been doing some research and I couldn't get a concrete serious of steps on what to do to align my forks after I install them into the triple tree. I couldn't find it in the Haynes manual or service manual.

So is this how you do it?

1) tighten everything hand tight
2) take bike off front stand and center stand
3) loosen everything but the lower triple clamp (which is still at hand tight)
4) straddle the bike, hold front brake in or move front wheel towards a wall.
5) bounce front end up and down +6 times
6) have a friend torque everything down while holding the front end still.

Is this correct?
Should I loosen my front axle bolt as well?

I definitely don't want the front end to drop and slam into the fender.

Thanks for your help!!!
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I'll loosen the axle and pinch bolts too.
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May 15, 2010, 02:22 AM

Tighten the axle, hold the rear brake, bounce the forks a couple of times, then tighten pinch bolts. Some people hold the front brake vs. rear, but I think the axle aligns better without the added stiction of the front brakes. Do whatever works for you.
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June 6, 2010, 10:00 PM

I got my new forks on (and aligned).
I had to kinda take a leap of faith when I bounced the forks up and down. lol

I put in forks from the R6S. They're the same forks as the R6, before they went to using USD forks. I also put in some 4 pot calipers from the R6S.
The +07 FZ6 (I have an 06) has the same 4 pot calipers, so I was jealous. BTW, the 06 FZ6 2-piston calipers are used on the brand new FZ6R.
That bike is so budget, omg....
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