This week I am working the forks over. After taking it all apart I did the alignment with a plate of glass and was really happy that the fork tubes were perfectly flush with the glass. The fender brace though was off a bit so I had to bend it slightly. Now it is flush with the glass also. Don't mind my crazy rope tieing up the headlight housing
I started making a tool to mount the dial indicator to so I can measure for parallelism. Waiting on the dial indicator I bought on ebay so I can cut the mount down to fit the gauge. That was fun.
My fork springs, you can see in the picture that the right side of the springs are coiled tighter than the left. I am thinking that the tighter coils should be at the top. Any thoughts on that? I notice the progressive springs I have seen on the internet have tighter coils on both sides. Is this spring a standard BMW spring type or were their springs the same spring rate from end to end? Also, the springs are 575mm long. I see on the BMWHucky site that he lists 555mm as being the default BMW spring length. Doesn't seem like the extra length will hurt anything. Would you think that is correct?
Here's a wider shot of what has become of my work bench. Once I get these forks back together I'll get my working space back.
Oh yeah, I bought one of the Toaster Tan fork braces you can see there and bought a pair of the 13 rib gaiters, I had 11 rib gaiters.