we have the same modifiction in lowering front schock...so far no problem encountered yet,the stability is still the same!!!up!!!
is this method is applicable if i change my stock outer tube to 7 speed outer tube?The blog I posted is for a scooter's front shock/s. For the benefit of our bike's version I took the liberty of taking pics as I progress in lowering my front shocks.
I went to a stainless steel shop nearby and bought a stainless tube size 1/2" in diameter
I got 1 pair 1 and 1/4" and 1 pair 1" in length
Make sure the sides of the spacers are properly smooth sanded to avoid metal chips scratching the damping rod.
I've been using MAXIMA Fork oil. Works great for me even in stock front shocks height
Once the spacers are ready I moved on to the next step/s.
Find a helper.
Next center stand your bike, and get a piece of wood or can that can hold your bike since you will remove your front wheel.
Once everything is prepared now you can remove the shocks. but before that here are the things I had to remove to get to that point.
After removing those you now..
- Front fender
- Chest cowling
- CDI bracket ( so you have more turning space when screwing the top bolt cap)
- Fron rotor caliper
- Front wheel
- Horns (busina)
Unscrew the four bolts on the butterfly and the screw on top. (this was mentioned on earlier posts on this thread)
You can use a screw driver (-) to slightly pry and lift the butterfly and now you can pull down the shocks.
Once you got the forks out you need to disassemble them.
- Remove the longer spring (fork spring)
- Drain the fork oil
- Unscrew the Allen bolt at the bottom
- Once you unscrew the Allen bolt just take a peek at the hole and you will see the tip of the damping rod or cylinder pump, Simply use a flat screw driver and a hammer and nail it gently until it disengages from the shocks
- If successful you have already disassembled your Front shock/s
Wipeoff the dirt and oil of your whole fork assembly
Then just slip the spacer between the damping rod and the tapout spring (sub spring) or the smaller spring.
Place it again on the fork tube (inner tube), Slip the fork tube to the shocks (outer tube) bolt the Allen again. Use the long spring and the bolt cap and close them halfway just to have resistance so you can tighten the Allen bolt at the bottom.
Remove the Bolt cap and fork spring again and now pour in your Fork oil.
Be mindful on how much you pour. I had 2-3 tries of dismantling the shocks because I ended up having a hard play. This is a trial and error process. it's better to start with a soft play so that you will just add up fork oil which does not require total removal of the fork and shocks you can simply pour it in the fork tube.
I'd say I used up about 10-15ml of fork oil.
Here's the difference of stock front shocks and the other with 1" spacer.
After that you can return the front shocks already.
When returning the forks to the butterfly you will really need a helper since the tension of the spring is more stronger. It AIN'T EASY pushing the bolt cap by yourself. so you need someone to pull down the shocks and the other to screw the bolt cap. Make sure that you screw first the four bolts that hold the fork tube in to the butterfly.
Then just put back all the things you removed. first return the front wheel and disk brake
hold the front brake and give it a push, gauge if it's to hard or too soft if it's to soft just pour in more fork oil.
Enjoy your lowered T135 ..need not to grind your butterfly.
paps just asking on pic that you encircle on top, if I remove that it will not suddenly pop out because of the springs inside the tube? (baka kasi bigla tumalon yong takip at tatalsik yong oil sa muka ko )