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Saw a bunch of different spring replacement ideas on the forum. The front end of the TB is definitely soft. I will be replacing the fork oil and seals in the spring and after being racked over the coals (aprox 75 bucks a side for the seals) the last go around....... I am looking for ideas for the upgraded springs and any after market seals.
 

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you will find Hagon springs give a worthwhile improvement.UK cost was about £80 which inlcudes new fork oil.I think they are a bargain.I also changes rear unit for a Hagon at £250 UK also made a big difference.
 

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Read up on setting suspension sag. Most of the suspension vendors have links talking about setting the pre-load (which is just about the same thing as sag). XS11.com has a couple of articles on the subject.

I wouldn't think that the seals would be that costly. Have you tried doing it yourself? Not hard, though sometimes you end up needing the retaining bolt air wrenched off, which a lot of shops will do for a minimal fee (especially if you buy the seals from them). Since these are generic forks, you should be able to buy the seals about anywhere.
 

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On 2006-12-15 13:15, Mojoinco wrote:
Since these are generic forks, you should be able to buy the seals about anywhere.
Generic forks? Name we one other make & model that uses them. Sure they were manufactured by Showa and latterly Kayaba 9or was it the other way around - I forget) but they are Triumph forks.

However, the seals are available from aftermarket sources but there is very little overlap on the size with other bikes. In order to do the seals you will either need the triumph tool or a way of holding the damper rod still while you undo the bolt (the haynes manual gives one way of constructing such a tool). An impact driver can be used but is not really ideal nor would I recommend it (especially for putting it back together).

[ This message was edited by: MickMaguire on 2006-12-15 14:02 ]
 

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Hi All,

I did them myself this summer...made a tool for the dampening rod...works great...it actually took me longer to find materials to make than it took to set in new seals. Should have upgraded the springs when I had the chance. Bought the seals from the Triumph dealer.......actually it was 75 bucks for both sides...materials (just the seals......oil was a few bucks more). I've had a piss load of bikes in the past and never spent more than 25 bucks for all four seals.

A riding buddy of mine with a Night Rod (VROD off-shoot) is sold on the Hagan progressive front ends and is retroing his ride with them. Just wondering if anyone had any plus/minus opinions for Hagan's or any other aftermarket shrings that work wihtout too much tweeking.
 
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