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Bootsie
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April 26, 2012 - 5:15 pm
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Help !! im stripping down D7 forks to put in new stantions, springs bushes and seals.

dropped out and unscrewed the cup and removed the drain plugs as followed in the Haynes manual.

the forks still wont come apart !! any ideas please ??

Ta Muchly

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April 26, 2012 - 6:49 pm
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Hi Bootsie - your first post - so welcome to the forum tip-my-hat

I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'the cup' .... but once you've released the fork tops with their small nuts that hold the top of the springs - you can let the stanchion slide into the fork bottom revealing the spring.

The spring has a threaded section on the bottom which screws into the bottom of the fork leg. So rotating the spring in an anti clockwise manner will unscrew it. 

To remove the stanchion you want to unscrew the chrome seal retainer and slide it off, then you can get at the top bush to remove it and then pull out the stanchion revealing the bottom bush.

hope-that-helps

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April 26, 2012 - 7:50 pm
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Thank You kindly for this info Sir ! the lovely Haynes manual failed to mention about the small nuts and unscrewing the springs ! only mentioned "the cup" which turns out be the oil seal holders! this is my first classic restoration and im learning all the time !

thanks again and thanks for the welcome to this great site smile

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April 26, 2012 - 7:59 pm
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Your welcome bootsie tip-my-hat

 

There are a few pictures here that might help a little: ** Please log in to view **

 

Can I ask you to consider starting a rebuild thread for your bike in our rebuild forum ?  we all love pictures on here thumbs-up

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