Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Model: 1500 SE
Yes he means fork tubes or stanchions. The question posed: Inside at least one of the forks was a washer or nut
He wants to know which fork this goes in, can it be removed now, and is it needed with upgrade to Progressive brand springs
Seems like I read something about a spacer-washer in Clymer repair book?
Doesnt it get tossed out when doing the upgrade springs??
Note for OP: Buy 1 QT bottle of 15-weight fork oil- your choice of brand, Each fork tube needs approx 11 oz with Prog springs-
They displace more fluid, so you use less fluid than is called for stock.
Also for OP and gurus- isnt just the top slider section of the forks chromed?
with the outer or lower half of fork leg having a plain finish inside- not chrome?
Which means only the top part of the forks goes to the plating shop
Or am I wrong again?
Gigg: did each fork contain 2 springs with a washer between them.,is that what you found- a loose washer now?
OR you see something in bottom of lower section - stuck like its welded on?