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1Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty front fork tube removal Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:53 pm

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anyone have a trick for removing the forks from the bike? I am all ears..

    

2Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:59 pm

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Once you have the wheel out and the front fender and calipers removed losen the socket head bolts in both forkclamps and they should come out with a bit of a twist.
Usually the only things that can prevent them is a bend in the leg so that the leg has a kink or some rust under the hard chrome.
I have found that difficult ones can usually be persuaded by using a piece of broomstick and a gentle tap with a big hammer so that it gets a solid jolt.


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3Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:17 am

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K Freak wrote:.
I have found that difficult ones can usually be persuaded by using a piece of broomstick and a gentle tap with a big hammer so that it gets a solid jolt.

I see you use the same trusted technique as my wife Laughing

    

4Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:55 pm

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thanks K Freak.

    

5Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:17 am

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@tcbuscg wrote:anyone have a trick for removing the forks from the bike? I am all ears..

RTFM

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still no need for the engish comunity to get the org. BMW Manual ?

    

6Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:11 am

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RTFM?

Um, maybe he hasn't got one? Still, it doesn't hurt to ask. Very Happy


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7Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 am

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Well if we all throw in a bit Zenonfeile will buy one and put it to PDF. All donations gratefully accepted. He needs 50 euro approx


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

8Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:19 am

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Put me down for 5 euro.


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9Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:19 am

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On the Fichtel Sachs fork you can remove the lower legs without removing the fork tubes from the triple clamps. Remove the brake calipers ( wrap them in rags and bungee them away from the fender ) remove the wheel and front fender. If you look at the bottom of the fork slider you will see a 6 mm allen screw recessed into the slider above the axle. There is an opening in the bottom of the leg to allow you to use a long allen wrench to unscrew this screw. It will probably require an impact wrench to break the torque on it. Drain the fork oil before removing this screw, but removing this screw allows the fork slider to be removed from the fork leg. The screw holds the slider to the damper rod. Once the slider is in your hands, work a big flat screwdriver blade under the seal and gently twist the blade to work the seal loose. Once the seal is out, thoroughly clean out the slider with solvent.
To install a new seal I use the BMW seal driver. Otherwise, you could place the seal in the end of the slider and lay a flat piece of wood over it then try to gently tap it into the hole with out getting it cocked sideways or damaging the seal lip. Oh yeah, really important, you must sand the damage to the fork leg that caused the original seal to fail. Some little sharp edge from a nick in the fork leg damaged the seal and caused that leak. What I do is use a strip of 400 grit silicon carbide paper to sand the front and back surfaces of the leg in a cross hatched pattern, rubbing the paper across the leg at an angle in a manner like you would use a rag to shine the toe of your dress shoes. If you don't do this you will immediately damage the new seal.
Put plenty of white lithium grease on the new seal when you slide it back up the fork tube so you don't damage the seal on installation.




This is an article posted by the mason some time ago.

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http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/CDKNGc7N/_online.html

once again
still no need for the engish comunity to get the org. BMW Manual ?

Olaf, The manual is available on Bert's Downloads or here on my site. Click "Skip Ads" when it appears

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11Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:37 am

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yess I know - but only Heynes

My aim is:

Org BMW Manual english - OCR scann printable for A4 Pages (doubble org size)
just like that


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I would buy it, take care for the PDF and keep you informed front fork tube removal 652573

    

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Thanks Zonenfeile, that's mighty nice of you!


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13Back to top Go down   front fork tube removal Empty Re: front fork tube removal Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:44 am

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Isn't he a lovely fellow this Olaf...not many of us about these days.

Thanks Zonenfeile [Olaf]


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