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Fork adjustment
« on: 22.05. 2020 09:33 »
A reminder please. Just had the forks apart to replace the perished rubber gaiters after 10 years (is this a record) looking at them I don't think the new ones are going to last that long. Anyway, I digress. What I need to know is what needs to be left loose when you bounce the forks to re align them before everything is tightened up?

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Re: Fork adjustment
« Reply #1 on: 22.05. 2020 11:38 »
not a record , mine have been on 35 years no splits yet! as regards fork bounce I just pull the top nuts up to get the forks sound in the tapers then bouncy bounce and tighten bottom yolk and wheel spindle and mud guard, once every thing tight try them again to see if they feel ok

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Re: Fork adjustment
« Reply #2 on: 22.05. 2020 12:22 »
Berger, I thought that was pretty much it. Was just not absolutely sure. Thank you.

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Re: Fork adjustment
« Reply #3 on: 22.05. 2020 13:07 »
No help here, but I find that with the wheel and mudguard removed I can swap the gaiters out. Handy for the number of times I've now had to do this.
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