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Well, I bought the Burly kit for lowering the front forks of my '99 883. The instructions start with "remove the front wheel and fork tubes." It looks like their kit is not as simple as the Progressive "drop-in." Damnit, I should have done more research. Thanks for the helpful thread.
If not too late Burly has a drop in kit !!I bought the kit with the lowered shocks called the slammer kit Raise the bike on a lift loosen pinch bolts unscrew caps pull out old springs /install lowered spring overload upper spring and trim the pvc spacer put caps back on lower bike Ride !!! yeh it sounds easy they do recomend changing fork oil but not required that must be a older kit ? of course fine tuning it is a must .. and they dont require a fork oil change cuz they want to sell us the kit .....LOL
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When you say after adding fork oil to bouncy the forks up and down to get the air out is this with for caps off ? Springs in or out when getting the air out ? I drained my oils and I probably got 11 oz for both forks together I guess I was low I have a 04xlc burly slammer kit drop in springs in front 10,000 miles now also if I wanted to have my fork tubes powder coated do I need to take them apart ? due to the heat of the oven while baking it on or is it fine ? Thanks
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How I got my forks on I used a piece of wood about a foot long by 3/4" square and held the stick on the top of the cap with one hand and turned the cap with the other, a few times the cap went flying...
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Ok, I've spent a snowy afternoon reading this entire 23 page thread. Countless complaints about the "phillips head" drain screws noted. Color me stupid but in 45 years of knuckle busting, I've never seen a metric screw that was "phillips head". The proper driver/bit, a JIS (Japanese industrial standard), will remove these with ease (same with carb screws, hint/hint). Guess I'm just a little surprized that none of the other experienced posters bothered to mention this fact.
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I've never seen a metric screw that was "phillips head".
What thread is the drain screw?
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Ok, I've spent a snowy afternoon reading this entire 23 page thread. Countless complaints about the "phillips head" drain screws noted. Color me stupid but in 45 years of knuckle busting, I've never seen a metric screw that was "phillips head". The proper driver/bit, a JIS (Japanese industrial standard), will remove these with ease (same with carb screws, hint/hint). Guess I'm just a little surprized that none of the other experienced posters bothered to mention this fact.
Only the Ironhead guys know about JIS...
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