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Just installed Hybrid Fork Kit on my ‘13 V7

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Michael Boeglin, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Michael Boeglin

    Michael Boeglin Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Nov 3, 2017
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    Vancouver, WA
    just installed the V7 hybrid fork kit


    On my ‘13 V7. Easy install, just pulled off the bars and payed them over the headlamp, unscrewed the fork caps remembering they were going to pop out if I want ready to contain them. Removed the old guts and slid in the new. One hour start to finish. Immediately could tell they were totally different and a quick ride and adjust confirmed it is a transformation. I still feel this terrible sense of guilt that I didn’t replace the fork oil, but this bike has no drain and removing the fork tubes involves disassembling The Who front end, so for now it is what it is. I did add 30 ml to each side to make up for all the oils that clung to the springs. Maybe in the spring I will commit to the full rebuild.

    Little by little this little bike is becoming a performer! I found some used Sato rearsets and ordered the LSL speed bars. New Mistral slip ons and Todd’s ECU flash. Next I need to replace the slightly-better-than-stock shocks with some better ones, and replace the speed demons with Conti Road Attack 3s. Then I will be done (ha! Until I decide I need that 4-valve 820 kit...)

    What else should I put on my list?
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