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TerryRuth
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front springs

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:40 am



When I took the caps off there was VERY little pressure . they did not stick out of the tubes at all. there was a tube, a washer and the spring -spring length 15 1/4 tube is 4" what is the length of a good spring ? I imagine the fork would compress several inches to take any weight at all. new springs?put in a longer tube/ was it cut to assemble? springs were not cut or broken and LOOK good
cannot remove either seal by yanking as previous post..cut with 1/4 " wood chisle ??? heat? drilling SEEEMS a poor option... any help appreciated



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Re: front springs

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:35 pm

well removed bottom "DRAIN" BOLT and got both apart ... the 3/4 inch shaft that they came out of though has alot of side play is that ok? normal?

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Re: front springs

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:33 pm

still waiting for answers

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Re: front springs

Postby redial » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:29 am

The weather must still be good to go riding. Not everyone sits around waiting for a message to come along.
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Re: front springs

Postby dingdong » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:13 am

No there shouldn't be a lot of play. Sounds like you need to replace the fork slider bushings. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16118
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Re: front springs

Postby TerryRuth » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:33 pm

well addded 1 1/2 inches by cutting a steel broomhandle put in new saels and 4 bushings and a new tire WOWSER
WATCH if you spread the pads '''' no action on the front brake lever for 5 or 6 pulls ditto again brake pedal NADDA ........WHO' D have thunk?




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