Any TRAC Gurus?


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tom84std
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Any TRAC Gurus?

Postby tom84std » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:34 pm



Absolutely no complaints but I'm still about to dive into it. I know, "If it ain't broke" but I'm preparing to paint the bike. Polish the lower fork sliders, which means replace that worn out dust cover. That means replace the seals and.....
The forks and assemblies within I'm quite used to since they're enough like any other bikes, but the anti dive system is greek to me. I have a factory and a Haynes service manual and I am studying them both. Is there any wisdom out there gained from experience that could help me here?



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Re: Any TRAC Gurus?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:00 am

No magic.Its simply a flow control valve.The more braking,the more it moves the piston and restricts oil flow.Just disassemble and clean.

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Re: Any TRAC Gurus?

Postby Fiberthree » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:40 am

virgilmobile wrote:No magic.Its simply a flow control valve.The more braking,the more it moves the piston and restricts oil flow.Just disassemble and clean.



+1 on that. Don't forget to replace any O rings you find.
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Re: Any TRAC Gurus?

Postby tom84std » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:08 pm

Waiting on seals and other parts. The forks themselves are really pristine and so therefore I'm sure I'll find the bushings to be passable. Gonna tear it down to the empty headstock tonight. May as well do it all while it's apart. Gonna remove the old yellow lacquer with 800 grit and the satin aluminum finish with tripoli and bring it to a fine polish finish and relacquer. Thanks for simplifying the unknown. Puts things into a better perspective.

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Re: Any TRAC Gurus?

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:02 pm

Take photos along the way. We'd love to see the progress.


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