Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga


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Shawn4245
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Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by Shawn4245 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:20 pm



Hello fellow members, I live in the Atlanta, Ga. Area. I returned from the Tail of the Dragon this week and found that I blew a fork seal on my 88 Gl1500. It is my daily driver, so I need to fix it promptly. I have a car so I am not stuck, but my car can not handle the mileage I drive daily, Anyone in the area have the tool necessary to replace the fork springs? I will replace the springs with progressive springs and new seals. I am hoping that some one will loan or "Rent" the fork tool to a fellow member, If so please let me know. Thank You Shawn



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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by jim34481 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 am

You can make one for just a few dollars using 2 pieces of all thread and 2x4s.



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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by Shawn4245 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:15 am

Excellent, that is what I will probably have to do, looks pretty simple, thanks!

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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by wingdings » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm

hi saw your post there !! - check out the how to articles on here - I made a tool for the job take a look at this link - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36765 and check out the other posts I done also - I totally rebuilt the forks and the whole bike from the ground upwards and made my own workshop tools and have shared them on here helping fellow wingers save huge amounts on factory made ones that you may only use maybe once or twice while you own the bike see the how to's for more info and take a look at this way to replace your fork seals - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36906&p=222669#p222669 hope this helps :D :D :D

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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 am

Before you thread the cap back on...Remove the spring..hand start the cap and back it out till the threads release...Put a mark on both the fork and cap..When you go to put the cap back under spring pressure you will have the proper starting point and eliminate cross threading..

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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by Shawn4245 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 pm

virgil, that is a great idea!!! Thanks !

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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by Shawn4245 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Wing Dings, thank you for your help. I have read several of your posts, they are very well thought out. You will surely be guiding me along the way! Thanks

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Re: Fork Spring Removal Tools, Atlanta, Ga

Post by wingdings » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi - Shawn glad to be of help there - Please bear in mind also what Virgil has told you also -Those threads are very fine indeed - Virgil is so right when he tells you things and indeed has provided both very valued info and help to so- much me in the past when I have had problems with my wing .

Most people who use the site are more than happy to help fellow wing owners - when they encounter problems with there wings ..Nobody knows everything ,however if we all share what we all know it makes everyone's life better ...Best regards Jon :D :D :D :D



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