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Tel fork strip

Postby tonyh » Sun May 26, 2019 11:19 am

Hi Folks
I have seen somewhere a fork strip for the telescopic forks which although mine are the later nacelle type is the same as non nacelle. I am sure it was on our forum could somebody help please.
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Re: Tel fork strip

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun May 26, 2019 11:30 am

It goes like this; make a wire to the speedocable so you can pull it up after, disconnect, take the headlamp out, lift the panel, take the nacelle away, take the leggs away, undu the leggs.

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Re: Tel fork strip

Postby tonyh » Sun May 26, 2019 1:03 pm

I've got the forks out and the legs out Adrie. There going onto the Ariel VNH Vtwin. I am at last on a roll with building a complete Ariel. The forks came off another bike which I have had and I have modified the frame for the engine.
I think the forks have never been apart since about 56. Somebody has painted everything including the seal holders which I am finding almost impossible to get off. I have tried chain and strap wrench both just distort the holders. Next I will try heat. I assume I need to get these out to get the legs out of the bottom sliders. I have seen the exploded view on Drags web site and this is what I am working from. Any other ideas for such seal holders ?
Tony

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Re: Tel fork strip

Postby Mick D » Sun May 26, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi

I removed my seal holders with a 'Stilson' pipe wrench - it marked the holders but as I was replacing them anyhow it didn't matter, you need to grip the holders near to the bottom or as you've found, they will distort. There is a recommended special tool, (sort of a tubular peg spanner), which locates in the base of the holder, (look down inside with a torch and you'll see two slots for this. I didn't buy the tool as I don't see any requirement to over tighten the seal holders on installation.

Once you have unscrewed the seal holders they will slide up the stanchion about 6 inches before the seals become stuck on the increasing stanchion diameter. At this point look down into the slider and you'll see a wire circlip, remove this and then pull the stanchion out of the slider, you may need to extend it a few times against the upper bearing and removing the drain screw facilitates this.

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With the stanchion assy out of the slider you can remove the bottom nut followed by the washer, bottom and top bearings, possibly a shim or two from the top of the upper bearing, circlip and oil seal holder.

Regards Mick

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Re: Tel fork strip

Postby Leejm » Sun May 26, 2019 2:18 pm

Tony I have a tool for removing the seal holders pop round and you can borrow it.
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Re: Tel fork strip

Postby tonyh » Sun May 26, 2019 5:36 pm

Thanks Mick, thats the great thing about forums like this, instant advice and pics too.
Lee, I will ring you later and arrange to pop round and borrow the tool. Whats stars.

Thanks again Tony


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