Kettle fork springs...

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Kettle fork springs...

Postby Puddlehopper » Mon May 14, 2018 1:12 pm

Has anyone fitted kettle fork springs in an attempt to firm up the front end on a 550? A well used pair might not be too firm - any experiences?

Gary.

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Roger Ackery
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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby Roger Ackery » Mon May 14, 2018 3:44 pm

;) Hi,the Kettle springs are longer & stronger than those fitted to the GT550 to cope with the extra weight,Alan H will be along to explain the virtues of the GT550 over the Kettle :lol:
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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby barney01 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:07 pm

It is possible to firm up the front forks by slightly increasing the fork oil capacity.

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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby BAZ » Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm

why would you want to firm it up..it won't handle better jut be uncomfortable to ride.

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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby Alan H » Mon May 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Puddlehopper wrote:Has anyone fitted kettle fork springs in an attempt to firm up the front end on a 550? A well used pair might not be too firm - any experiences?

Gary.


Extra oil just makes the rebound more solid and a lot too much stops them working at all. Use 20w40 mineral oil, correct amount. It differs with the model.
Otherwise stop eating pies and get your weight down below 13 stone.
Hippos are better for fatties or 2 up riders - Lynn rides pillion on mine when touring, otherwise 550 is better.

By the way- a well used pair tend to be less firm and silicone implants are recommended for them.
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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby mizzytheman » Mon May 14, 2018 8:46 pm

The emoji police are watching you Mr H
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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby Alan H » Mon May 14, 2018 10:42 pm

mizzytheman wrote:The emoji police are watching you Mr H

Yer luv me, yer luv me not.......
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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby PaulD738 » Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 am

Alan H wrote:
mizzytheman wrote:The emoji police are watching you Mr H

Yer luv me, yer luv me not.......
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Erm let me think?



















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Re: Kettle fork springs...

Postby Roger Ackery » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 am

"Otherwise stop eating pies and get your weight down below 13 stone."

"Worked for me"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Roger
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