Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Waxahachie, Texas, USA
If I remember it correctly the first nut on gets the 14Foot pounds of torques and the last one on gets sthe 72 foot pounds of torque.
Just looked at the manual and here is what it says.
1. Torque the adjustment nut to 29 foot pounds.
2. Turn the the forks from lock to lock five times
3. Losen the adjustment nut until hand tight the
4. Torgue to 14 foot pounds.
Then repeat steps 2. 3. and 4.
The repeat ssteps 2 and 4.
Install the top of the tripple tree and apply 72 foot pound of torque.
This is how I do mine and I have been doing it for years on my 98 Aspencade.
I reason you turn the forks from lock to lock after you torque to 14 foot pounds is to seat the bearings.
If I leave a place no better than it was when I came, then I have never been there.