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before......


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wheel off.......now we are cooking 


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cant forget the parts....


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outer bushing.....gennie from yammi


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dust seal and main seal......yammi parts again


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inner bushings...racetech........cheap on ebay :)

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all apart........used homemade tool of all thread with a metric nut welded on the all thread............and a broom handle jammed in the dampning rod ( no pics of either ) 

 

 

i swear the nasty black oil that i drained out of these forks was from 1986 !

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as per RT instructions......holes drilled out to 5/16 and more holes added to dampning rod 

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inside of lower fork leg.....where outer bushing and seals go........for those of you who have never seen

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reassembly......inner fork bushing installed on upper fork leg (  not shown ) ......dampning rod with top out spring goes into upper fork leg.....then inserted into lower fork leg and bottom allen bolt tightened 

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allen bolt that goes in bottom of lower fork leg.......no it does not use 2 copper gaskets

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washer over outer bushing installed and driven home with fork seal driver

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main seal install.......grease it up........and use plastic bag to prevent seal tear while installing......do the same for dust seal install ( not shown )


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gold valve


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install gold valve on top of dampning rod..........add oil......set my oil level 6 inches from top

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install spring on top of gold valve........the GV instructions specifies 10mm of spring preload.....used 1 inch sch 40 pipe rather than cut stock metal spacer 

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put fork caps on ...........and then install forks back in triple clamps


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all done ! forks are much plusher now and very resistant to bottoming out 

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:thumbsup: Thanks. I still prefer those type forks. Very easy to get them excellent as compared to modern stuff where it is very easy to screw them up.

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the original yellow fork boots were very nasty.............got the black ones and was happy......when i did this rebuild i found out that the boots were trapping water on top on the dust seal causing the seal circlip to rust.......gotta find some better boots

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Those '86 's are hard to come by, where are you going to ride that thing? Would like to take a look at it.

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