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Cannot replce allen bottom of fork

Cannot replace allen screwin bottom of fork on honda vt500e

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  • bournetoride May 11, 2010

    can you get the screw in , is it just spinning the internals



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If you have fork disconnected from triple tree this could be have to have it secured in place or connected back on to the forks to keep it it from rotating as you try to tighten it.

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