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Fork hight

Postby scubadoguk » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:42 am

So today took the plunge and replace the fork seals on my 82 gl500 all went well till I replaced the forks on the bike? I had marked the height of the legs and wiped it off within 5 mins of removal, so how high are they above the triple trees.
Also I want to know how the heck you get the air hose to go back in the fork caps after sitting undisturbed for the best part of 30 years its as stiff as well a stiff hose thingy.
Any help is greatly needed.:)
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Re: Fork hight

Postby Gman » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:36 am

I don't have air assisted so can't help on the pipes but the heights of the forks at the top have a bit of leighway.Just set them so the top of the caps where they go into the forks are flush with the clamps or a mm above.To lower the bikes some people have the forks higher up so more fork showing above the top of the clamps :)

HTH :)
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Re: Fork hight

Postby scubadoguk » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:12 pm

Thank you for the reply, I seem to remember about 25 mm (1 inch) sticking out and there is a grove in the leg but I don't remember a click as the forks slid in strange that :) and so I will try your method andl see thank you again
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