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One tough dude
« on: 03.05. 2017 00:21 »
 I have read were a man with a chunk of broomstick can install the stanchions on a BSA motorcycle.

 Let me tell you, thats the type of man that clanks when he walks because his beans are banging together in his bag.

 Thats the guy that breaks both legs and asks for a band-aid.

 Im willing to give anyone the benefit-of-the-doubt, but on this one Im call B.S.

 I made myself a nice puller and I am straining, much less tugging on a piece of rotten ass broomstick *ex*

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #1 on: 03.05. 2017 01:09 »
 Do you have the wheel on the ground,  and weight of the bike (+a bit) on the springs ?

 I'm just guessing here as I  don't have external springs, but if you pull the types down onto the spring with a rope/ratchet strap from the handlebar through the wheel to compress the springs, wouldn't the stanchion easily pull up into the top yoke?
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #2 on: 03.05. 2017 05:53 »
hi coater, could be one for the `MythBusters`cheers
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #3 on: 03.05. 2017 06:41 »
I have read were a man with a chunk of broomstick can install the stanchions on a BSA motorcycle.

 Lee

Normal nuts here (as far as I know) but I can almost do the job without ANY puller on my bike and just pull the stanchions up (1/2 inch?) using the cap screws, the springs only need compressing a bit on mine.

The problem during fitting is mainly that the stanchions catch in the yokes and if fork shrouds are fitted these stop you being able to prevent the stanchions disappearing into the legs when they catch, so they then fall short of the top yoke.

Having said that, it's easier to use a tool, mine is an old cap nut with the flats machined off and a length of 10mm studding welded to it.

But the difficulty in getting the job done depends on the length of spring you have *dunno*
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #4 on: 03.05. 2017 06:41 »
I've pulled fork tubes up with a brush handle screwed into the top threads.

If TV presenters can't do it, that doesn't make it a myth. 

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #5 on: 03.05. 2017 08:07 »
quote author=KiwiGF
Having said that, it's easier to use a tool, mine is an old cap nut with the flats machined off and a length of 10mm studding welded to it.



I do the same as KGF, except my stud is long all thread and I use a nut and slide hammer to pull the stanchions into the taper.

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #6 on: 03.05. 2017 09:00 »
Naaaahhh! - crystal-wrist poofters!!!!


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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #7 on: 03.05. 2017 09:09 »
 
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  Do you have the wheel on the ground,  and weight of the bike (+a bit) on the springs ?

 I'm just guessing here as I  don't have external springs, but if you pull the types down onto the spring with a rope/ratchet strap from the handlebar through the wheel to compress the springs, wouldn't the stanchion easily pull up into the top yoke?   

 When I said that ^^, I (obviously) had legs at full stretch and a puller/extractor in mind
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #8 on: 03.05. 2017 09:16 »
...mine is an old cap nut with the flats machined off and a length of 10mm studding welded to it.
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #9 on: 03.05. 2017 11:25 »
 Nope, right now bike is on a milk crate. It has a swingarm, shocks and a center stand fitted.

 Once I get the stanchions and wheels on, progress can start in earnest. I went with the progressive springs and should get the front buttoned up today maybe.

 After I read about broomstick guy, I envisioned these would basically fall in on the BSA. Glad I made the puller.

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #10 on: 03.05. 2017 11:58 »
After I read about broomstick guy, I envisioned these would basically fall in on the BSA. Glad I made the puller.

UK broomsticks are about three sparrow cocks thicker than the US version.

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #11 on: 03.05. 2017 12:59 »

... about three sparrow cocks thicker than the US version.

When you open one of those, birds fly out.
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #12 on: 03.05. 2017 13:10 »
Yep, did'em that way (broom stick) for 20 years. Was given the proper tool a few years back, a lot easier.
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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #13 on: 03.05. 2017 14:13 »
Yep, did'em that way (broom stick) for 20 years. Was given the proper tool a few years back, a lot easier.
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 Something is obviously wrong here. There is no way in hell three guys could pull mine up.

 I am going to stop where I am, and investigate this further. Im thinking my fork shrouds may have the wrong taper, and I am attempting to reshape them the hard way. Or maybe the new hard chrome stanchions are a little odd.

 Worst case is my top yoke is incorrect- which would not surprise  me. I bet when I am done there are not 20 pieces total of the original bike used here and that includes any fasteners. In all honesty, this was a parts bike at best when I started.

 I will keep you informed.

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Re: One tough dude
« Reply #14 on: 03.05. 2017 14:14 »
Last year I needed/wanted to do the A10, Commando, Daytona, and Mountain Cub. For about $60 I bought a kit with fittings to fit (I think) any Brit bike. For years I've made do with other methods/contraptions, but if you have more than one, this is money well spent. When I get my shop in order (just finished moving) I'll find out if it works on the Venom.