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I need some help on the front suspension of my 03 max. I have just put Progressive Fork springs on it and it has helped quite a bit, but it still needs something. On my first max, 04, I found an article on the old forum of doing something to the steering head bearing, not just adjusting, but changing something. It really helped on that bike and I want to do it on this one, but I can't find the posting that I found the info in before. Anyone out there know what I am talking about and would be willing and able to give me the details and directions on how to do it? Would be greatly appreciated!!

Posted on: 2012/3/31 13:13


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I believe you are referring to the Furber Fix. Its a steel washer that replaces the rubber one. Although all that is needed are good bearings and proper adjustment. Also with the new springs do you have the proper amount of sag and how are your tires?


Posted on: 2012/3/31 22:17


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I have new tires as well as the springs. I do not know about the sag. I had a shop install them since I don't know anything about setting up suspension so I don't know how they set it up. I assume they set it to stock but don't know. The bike has about 11000 miles on it. What would be the proper amount of sag? And how do you adjust it? I normally ride alone with very little luggage. I'm 5'8" and about 170 pounds.

Posted on: 2012/4/4 12:52


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Buy a new front end and all your worries will be gone.

Posted on: 2012/11/23 3:36
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believe it or not, that is not a great deal of help. sigh.

Posted on: 2012/11/28 17:17


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I've been through my front end completely and will be glad to discuss it on the phone,as my typing is way slow.also see link below to set up steering head bearings..Many including myself have used this method and it works well..Randy 904-477-3835

http://www.micro-delta.com/vmax/furbur.htm

Posted on: 2012/12/7 22:22


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Give me a call anytime. I will be happy to go over the procedure with you and give you some hints....


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Watch this, it should be all you need to do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW-CmACI5xQ

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