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pull your forks off, then the 36mm nut on the upper triple, remove the upper triple.
under that there will be two castle type nuts (large, like same size as the 36mm nut). On those there is a locking tab ring. you will have to bend the lock tabs out of the way. After that you can remove the upper lock nut , then loosen off the second nut and BAM drop the triples out the bottom. Your gonna have to support the bike. I normally use two jack stands on the bottom of the engine or frame.
 

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You're better off loosening the upper clamp nut before you remove the forks.

Make sure you have the bike supported under the exhaust before you loosen off any of the fork clamps.

It's easiest to remove the wheel, fender, and brakes, but if you can get the front high enough you can slip the forks with everything still bolted up off as one complete assembly, very handy.

Also, remember to GREASE the bearings well once you put them back in. A lot of people will tell you that "grease is grease." This isn't true, you're looking for low rpm high load grease, I prefer mobolith shc460, but it's pretty expensive, stay away from anything that says, "wheel bearings" as it protects in a completely different fashion. Don't, a repeat DO NOT use anything with molybdium or moly in it, this can break bearing races.
 

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ahh, well motor is off it, just staring at it like an ape for an hour. Thanks for the infor guys. Also what type of coolant goes in it?
 
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