Andreani 39mm fork cartridge upgrade Pt 3 of 3

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Next, install the retaining ring into the groove in the fork lower.

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We're almost done installing the Andreani 39mm fork cartridges to our Harley Sportster. Follow along as we finish the job!

Italian superbikes are known for their incredible handling. One of the main reasons these bikes handle so well is the way the suspension is set up for each bike and its rider. Andreani has taken this state-of-the-art technology that is used in the superbike industry and came up with a drop-in, tunable cartridge kit for 39mm H-D forks for XL. The result is a responsive front end that reacts well when put to the test. We installed the cartridge kit in our “Little Devil” Sportster project and were quite happy with the results. Unlike other fork kits, the Andreani cartridge setup requires some special tools and general suspension knowledge to install properly.

Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Slide the rubber dust shield over the fork tube and down onto the fork lower.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Torque the lower cartridge to fork tube bolts on each fork.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Measure the required amount of fork oil that is recommended for your bike or application. We chose BelRay 10W fork oil at a level of 10.8 ounces.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Since we do not have the option of removing the top spring to put the fork oil in, we have to use a small funnel and pour the fork oil in slowly.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Screw the Andreani fork cartridge cap into the fork lower and tighten. Do not overtighten; if you do you will find removing the cartridges to be a pain.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Pictured here is the Andreani cartridge installed and tightened to spec.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

The Andreani H-D fork set should look similar to these when you have them together.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Slide the fork tube assemblies into the triple trees.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Tighten the fork tube pinch bolts to secure the forks so they cannot slide out of the trees.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Reinstall the front wheel, and adjust the fork height to factory specs.

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Andreani 39mm Sportster fork cartridge upgrade

Congratulations! You now are ready to hit the twisties and feel comfortable doing so thanks to Andreani and its top-of-the-line fork cartridge upgrade kit.

Words: Chip Katstelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus