Front forks "Help"

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Front forks "Help"

Postby btakemoto420 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:32 am

I need to replace my front forks because one of them is slightly bent. I have used - new forks to replace them with. As easy as it looks I still need some step by step guide or some thing, I have never done this before. Any help would be appreciated. (Vs1400 - 2001)

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Re: Front forks "Help"

Postby scootermcq » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:19 am

Do you have a manual?

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=C ... file%2cpdf

It's on 8-12

Remove Front Wheel
Remove Speedo Cable
Remove the brake Caliper
Remove the fender
Loosen the turn signal clamp bolt
Remove the front fork cap bolt
Loosen the lower front fork clamp bolt and slide out the fork
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Re: Front forks "Help"

Postby PrinceMo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:05 am

Get the tubes at www.franksforks.com

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Re: Front forks "Help"

Postby PrinceMo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 am

When you pull the old tubes drain first.
I think you need a 6mm allan to remove the drain plug after you remove the axel.

Also after you drain while the tubes are still in the tree
Remove the plug under the cap i think it is 14mm.
And remove the fork spring.

Now remove the lower leg.
Look for the slot at the top.
Use a screwdriver to pop off the cap.
now look for the spring ring under the cap.
With the screwdirver pry the spring ring out.

Now push the lower leg up all the way and pull down hard.
It may take 3 to 5 pulls to get it off.

Doing it this way makes it ez because you wont need a vice.
The triple tree will replace the vice.

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Re: Front forks "Help"

Postby old time rider » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:12 am

Forking by Frank as it was called when I got a 10 over set for my 66 FLH chop back in early 70s.Been around a long time.Frank that started it was killed in a plane crash way back I think. Good quality tubes. [emoji106]


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