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Fork tube plug question


Post by BlainesGarage » Fri May 11, 2012 3:27 am

Hey guys,
i'm replacing the fork tubes on my 63 and i've run across someones handywork. the fork tube plugs (11) have been messed with
and i can't make out the details of it in the manual, so i thought i'd post some pics to get a little help with it.

they also added a 1-1/4" long spacer to put some preload on the springs, which i think would explain most of my clunk over
speed bumps.

there's 2+1 cup like things on the one, and 6+1 on the other...???

what's the deal?
Thanks, Blaine...
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Re: Fork tube plug question


Post by hplhd » Fri May 11, 2012 9:57 am

i sent a p/m. rich

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Re: Fork tube plug question


Post by 58flh » Fri May 11, 2012 12:37 pm

I see from the pics. some mismatching going on!--seals missing on 1, 2-different springs,etc.---Looks like it was thrown together just to get rid of!---RICHIE

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Re: Fork tube plug question


Post by old1955 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:43 pm

G'day Blain

The 6 + 1 is the real deal. The spacers maybe someones idea of stiffening up the springs a bit or
also make sure the springs are the right length, might have been out of some other model.
the other one is fixable.

Think about replacing the small valves in the very top caps, it makes a difference when it all is working right.
still available from the MoCo. (Breather Valve.. 45757-49)


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