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the slotted adjuster up top is for spring preload, the adjuster at the bottom of the fork is for compression damping, i believe.....if i remember correctly, the preload adjuster has only like 4 'clicks' to it.....

you'd need to remove the top fork caps if you want to unseize the adjusters.
 

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yeah....just get a big socket (don't know the size offhand) or a wrench and unscrew the fork caps. you'll need to prop up the motor somehow first otherwise it'll fall on its face...



you might want to consider getting the forks reworked....at the very least, the fork oil is way past its expiration date if the previous owner hadn't changed it....
 

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yeah i know what you mean.....i guess for now, leave it alone unless you really want to unseize the adjusters....

the motor's being choked by the stock exhaust and airbox....an aftermarket pipe, individual filters, and a rejet should give you at least 10-15hp easily....
 

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yeah, it's a damping rod fork....now that you mention it, the adjuster at the bottom of the fork legs is most likely to adjust the anti-dive (so it's like a compression damping adjustment).....if you remove the anti-dive units and simply replace them with a blockoff plate, it'll basically cause the fork to lock up on compression. there needs to be a provision for oil flow, a plate won't cut it.

so basically, if you remove the anti-dive, you'll need to revalve the fork....since that's not something that agrees with you financially right now, hold off on ditching the anti-dive.
 

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yeah, that shouldn't be there....there's supposed to be a thinnish washer there, but that's just so that the preload adjuster can push down on the fork spring. if it's an inch thick it sounds like whoever did it wanted more preload than the adjuster could provide.

either that, or the adjusters are so frozen that he had to resort to using spacers to increase preload instead of using the adjusters themselves...

were you able to unseize the adjusters?
 
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