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(Vid) Proper way to install front wheel
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(Vid) Proper way to install front wheel - July 14, 2010, 05:57 AM

Found this little nugget of info. I always worked the forks up and down to seat the axle, but only because I was told to. Never knew why really.

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July 14, 2010, 08:16 AM

Good info, I didn't do the bounce but I did leave the pinch bolts loose on mine to make sure the fork was straight. Now I have a better way of testing it.
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July 14, 2010, 10:25 AM

I had to teach my pops this trick as he wanted to help me on my bike one day he was over at the house. SO he went to tightening up bolts and I say WAIT....he goes WHAT? I swear it's like the sedated version of the Tuttles....anyways I go to push down on the forks and he goes..>THATS NOT GONNA DO ANYTHING...and I say YES YOU HAVE TO DO IT...lol...

just couldn't explain WHY other than it lines everything up....Kinda like why when you are changing a car tire you can't tighten all the bolts while the car is in the air b/c when the weight hits the lug then they loosed again and you have to tighten....not the same reason but the same idea.

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