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    I installed Progressive Mono Tubes, All Ballz steering bearings, and new inner & outer bushings. Torqued steering stem nut to 20 ft. lbs. Still have original 2006 triple tree. Front end seems a little squirrely. Should I change to an aluminum triple tree, add a fork brace or torque stem nut higher? Need advice from members that know suspensions. Thank you.

  • #2
    PM Rocky. He has made up some beefed up OEM trees. If the tree is beefy enough you shouldn't need a fork brace. If Rocky's tree will work, it will be a lot cheaper than a Traxxion tree.
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    • #3
      Another option is to PM Buckskin who also makes triple trees. He has a lot of satisfied customers . . .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Beep Beep View Post
        I installed Progressive Mono Tubes, All Ballz steering bearings, and new inner & outer bushings. Torqued steering stem nut to 20 ft. lbs. Still have original 2006 triple tree. Front end seems a little squirrely. Should I change to an aluminum triple tree, add a fork brace or torque stem nut higher? Need advice from members that know suspensions. Thank you.
        I torqued mine to 23 pounds. Some even go higher. Stronger tree would not hurt but what does "squirrelly" mean?
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        • #5
          Both will tighten up your front end. Including a good multi piece fork brace. My last bike had the Rocky Tree, Monotubes and a fork brace. It was a good tight front end. No complaints at all.
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          • #6
            Did you lower the front by sliding the forks up 10mm?
            If not, try that first. That seems to get rid of a large percentage of complains with new front suspension.
            BTW, This is my first post here. And it was very difficult to find until someone on the outgoing board sent me a private email about this place.
            Thank you to that secret someone...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nedro View Post
              Did you lower the front by sliding the forks up 10mm?
              If not, try that first. That seems to get rid of a large percentage of complains with new front suspension.
              BTW, This is my first post here. And it was very difficult to find until someone on the outgoing board sent me a private email about this place.
              Thank you to that secret someone...
              Nedro glad to see you made it over here. For a minute I thought they might intercept my email to you. (NSA) :D
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              • #8
                You just made two changes at the same time that will change and tighten up the front end, give it some time to settle in.

                The head bearings I'm sure are tighter than the original ball bearings were, that will make it feel a little stiffer such that centering the front wheel doesn't happen as easily. As the new bearings take a set and you also get accustomed to them, it may begin to feel better.

                If the front end it setting higher than the stock front end, the steering may actually be slightly slower requiring a larger movement of the bars to adjust your traveled line. As suggested above lowering the front end (Raising the fork tubes in the triple tree) will bring the steering closer to what it was previously.

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                • #9
                  Yo Ned. sup dude. :toast:

                  You too Paul. aka RR.
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                  • #10
                    Dang Paul,
                    They got you so freaked out that you changed your user name?
                    Man, they are wielding some power over there aren't they?
                    Thanks for the info about this site.
                    Hey Rocky, nice to see you posting again!!!:toast:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nedro View Post
                      Dang Paul,
                      They got you so freaked out that you changed your user name?
                      Man, they are wielding some power over there aren't they?
                      Thanks for the info about this site.
                      Hey Rocky, nice to see you posting again!!!:toast:
                      Tried to do a multi-quote but it didn't work. Will have to figure that out. Anywho.....welcome Rocky and Ned, looks like this will be a good site. Yes, decided to do a name change and fly under the radar for awhile.
                      Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
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                      • #12
                        Well lets see how comfortable it is over here. Howdy Rocky, long time no hear. ,,,,, Hey I didn't get banned for typing your name. Pretty cool.
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                        • #13
                          My apologies to Beep Beep for derailing the thread.
                          Did you raise the fork tubes up and give it a try yet? It may solve everything for you.
                          10 mm from top of fork tube, not top of fork cap.

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                          • #14
                            Multi piece fork brace will help a lot. Kuryakyn or Traxxion.
                            Made a big difference when I added Kury fork brace to mine.
                            Also have since added Rocky beefed up lower triple clamp which also helped.
                            Try the fork brace first.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. Nedro, I will try the lower forks. Thanks.

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