Forks counter weight


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dwpowell1
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Forks counter weight

Post by dwpowell1 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 pm



Question.?? I have an 81 interstate 1100 that I am removing all of the dress (fairing, bags etc.) There is a front fork counter weight that states to make sure it is in use WITH the fairing. Does this need to be kept in use if I am using without the fairing?



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Re: Forks counter weight

Post by DaveO430 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:29 am

No, it is meant to replace the weight of the headlight to dampen shakes.

dwpowell1
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Re: Forks counter weight

Post by dwpowell1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:03 am

Thank you for the information

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Re: Forks counter weight

Post by IndianRider » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:21 pm

dwpowell1,

Would you happen to have a picture of the setup before uninstalling it ? I'm trying to do the opposite of what you are doing and would like to install the counter weight and black box/case for the headlight harness as I have a Vetter fairing and the weight was missing on the bike. It looks tricky with the existing space on my 1982 Standard With Vetter fairing.

Thanks in advance

dwpowell1
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Re: Forks counter weight

Post by dwpowell1 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 am

InidianRider: No I am sorry I do not have a picture. I just removed my setup. The box was difficult as the harness enters from the bottom and than all connections are made in the box than it all exits the top of the box. Do you have the fork brackets to mount the box and weight? I do not have the actual box as I cut mine to remove but I do have all the rest of the brackets and weight if you are needing.



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