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Want to say thank you

Postby valour1 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:41 pm

I joined this forum less than 6 months ago, bought 85 Interstate that sat since 1987 got it running with help people here on the forum. Only thing left is to reseal front forks this going to be winter project, if anyone has any suggestions would be greatly appreciated then I can get bike saftied for the new year (next season) getting sled ready for winter.
Thank you to all

P.S if I can help with anything I am very resourceful as I have many years in parts industries need something maybe can help

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Re: Want to say thank you

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:36 pm

Fork seals are quite easy to replace.It takes a couple of hours(coffee brakes included).
Just a note about re-assembly.
I used a PVC coupler cut in half then taped together to tap the new seal in place.Grease the inside and outside for it to go in easy.
I personally suggest this re-assembly steps to maintain alignment.

After the seals are replaced,set the wheel and snug only the left axle clamp.Leave the right just finger tight to allow axle movement.

Lift the wheel or lower the bike until the shocks are close to fully compressed.Then torque up the axle nuts. bolt on the brace.Cross torque the bolt pattern.
This will ensure that the slides remain aligned to the forks.A 1/32" mis-alignment at the axle will start to bind the shocks when it is compressing.

After that,put on the fender,brakes and add the oil.Add the springs and cap it off.

Now , It can be done without removing the springs,and I have done so with no problems.Just be aware that to fill it with oil requires a pump of sorts( I used a ball pump) and a fitting to go on the back of the "trac" assembly.
If you don't pull the springs,at least use the same re-assembly method.Wheel first,then the brace.

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Re: Want to say thank you

Postby firstwing85 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi, as was mentioned already, seals are actually easy to do,
I did a set this summer and even though it was my first time I had it done in a couple hours.

where are you in Canada? I live near Vancouver and if you are near hear I would be happy to help you with that..

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Re: Want to say thank you

Postby valour1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:08 pm

Thank you I am in Winnipeg would love to come out to B.C just lil to far

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