removal of front forks


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howardsaks
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removal of front forks

Postby howardsaks » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:37 pm



I have removed all parts from forks loosened all collars but forks won't slide out there is what looks like a bead on sleeve that won't fit thru collar. Was told that there are clips holding it but where. This bike has air suspension. How do I get them out



tprender
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Re: removal of front forks

Postby tprender » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:53 pm

What looks like a bead is a clip that needs to be taken off. All that it is but a small clip that goes around the fork tube kind of like a sirclip with no holes. Just take a small flat screwdriver or pick and it will come off. Get under the clip to get it out of the grove. I really don't see the need for them on the fork tube to begin with. the purpose is so that the tubes don't slid out of the triple trees. Now for a fork to slide out when riding is next to impossible. The bike would have to be in the air and the bolts all the way loose.

howardsaks
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Re: removal of front forks

Postby howardsaks » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Thank you, I did exactly what you said. It worked now to have shocks rebuilt and vack to cruisin.

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rjlv25
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Re: removal of front forks

Postby rjlv25 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Isn't that clip there so you don't shove the forks too far up? Just finished putting mine back together. What a bear to get those fork caps back on!




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