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Sheddweller 13-01-2016 09:41 AM

Fork repairs
Anyone out there can offer help. Have some spare fork springs with closer coils at one end which end goes up which end goes down:confused:

wiskers 13-01-2016 10:18 AM

The way I put the progressive springs in is with the tight coils at the top

Welcome to the forum

Hope this helps Dai

Just had a thought when filling forks do it before you put the springs in if you have the measurement use what is specified if not fully compress the legs then fill to about 15_2" from the bottom of the threads

This is the way i do it could be wrong but it works for oil I use agricultural mineral two stroke sae 30

This is for normal right way up forks never done upside down one's

Again hope this helps Dai

Sheddweller 15-01-2016 04:30 PM

Fork springs
Ta mate, Just waiting for the new seals to arrive by post then reassemble (I hope). Thanks for all the other info. Sheddweller.:rolleyes:

wiskers 15-01-2016 04:41 PM

Good luck with it

Before someone else says it fill in user cp and tell us about your self in the new members bit

That's if you want Dai

Friar Tuck 16-01-2016 06:54 AM

'Ere! That's my job, You!

Yeah fill in that User CP etc!

Oh and Greetski vrom Lincolngrad! Dah!

No not you Wiskers, you can bugger off....

wiskers 16-01-2016 09:19 AM

If I bugger off some days there be no one here just them bloody lurkers

wiskers 25-02-2016 11:40 AM

Cock up in what I said
Sorry folks just reread what i put about the oil measurement

It will be somewhere between 4 and 7 inches from the threads not the 1-2.5 that i said must have been thinking metric 10cm-20cm ( bloody wiskers can't trust him)

Try 5 if the forks feel right you've got it if too stiff lower the level if too soft add a bit

Once again sorry about that Dai

SS2 25-02-2016 12:28 PM

I always just measure the amount, that way it doesn't matter if the springs are in or out. I suppose if there was some old congealed oil in the bottom of one leg that could balls things up but I've never had an issue yet.

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