August 8, 2014
Git an oil leak from the bottom of one of the fork legs on my newly acquired A50 (1962)
It is dripping from the axle and not the drain screw so I assume it is from the bolt that is located at the bottom of the forks accessable after removing the front wheel.
Just wondering what is the easiest way to seal this. I know the forks changed several times over the manufacturing period. Not sure if I can undo the bolt without removing the fork leg - will the spring pressure keep the damper assembly in place or do I need to remove the whole fork leg?
Did read somewhere on the net that someone drained the oil and cleaned the area and stuck a large gob of silicone up the hole to seal it!
If anyone has any experience, I would appreciate any advice.
( I was told the bike was oiltight - I know now - no oil in the forks and virtually none in the primary drive!!)
October 18, 2013
August 8, 2014
June 13, 2015
If it is the bolt up the centre of the fork leg try a Dowty washer, it worked on my Morini!
If the forks are anything like the Morini’s to get the bolt undone may simply be a case of shocking it loose, people swear by their airgun socket sets, I used an Allen key with a ring spanner and hit it with a hammer, it seemed to work.
There are some good articles on fork dismantling on the Philpots website ** Please log in to view **
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