I want to remove the triple trees and forks and powdercoat/anodize them. Does anyone have information which may make this a little easier.
Or you can request it for free from me:You should order a service manual. DLP has them for 100 bucks. They are good to have if you plan on doing your own work.
SHOW OFF.....LOL:joke:Or you can request it for free from me:
Removing the front end is not that big of a deal. I have had mine on and off a few times this winter. I have it down to about 20 miutes to remove it and 30 to put it back on.
Have faith in yourself as you go.
If you are nervious, take a picture at each step of the removal process so you can follow them backwards as a roadmap.
The manual will help you be sure it all goes back on in the correct order.
Hmm, I see the :joke:, but had not intended to come off as such at all.SHOW OFF.....LOL:joke:
me too Bro... just did my forks...I am in the process of putting fork tubes on now. The job is not hard, but it is tedious. If you are somewhat mechanically inclined, you can tackle it. If you have any questions, PM me. You should order a service manual. DLP has them for 100 bucks. They are good to have if you plan on doing your own work. You will definitely need a motorcycle jack.
Your biggest problem is going to be getting the forks themselves apart. If you plan to have them powder coated or anodized you will have to completely disassemble the fork tube seals and all.I have the manual and have done all the work on my bike myself I was just a little concerned with the bearings and such. Thanks for the info and it is nice to know that I have someone with experience to contact.
Sending the whole front end to get chromed.Adrian, what exactly are you doing?
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jajajajaja... You two are something else, I tell ya. Perhaps I made it everyone's business when I posed the question, jajaja:clap2:.Maybe that's none of your business.
Thanks... Where exactly is the bearing needing replacement located? On the lower triple tree assembly or on the steering stem (neck)?I believe the top nut is 30 MM. I took my time when taking the nut off and it did not cause any damage. Believe or not, the nut isn't on that tight (IMO). If you need to remove the tree from the steering stem, you will need to replace the bearing. It will need to be pressed on when replaced. I had mine pressed on at shop for about ten bucks. They charged me ten bucks. I hope I answered your question.
You still didn't answer my question. If all you're doing is removing the tree and putting it back I don't see why you need a new bearing. That's why I asked exactly what you were doing.Sending the whole front end to get chromed.
jajajajaja... You two are something else, I tell ya. Perhaps I made it everyone's business when I posed the question, jajaja:clap2:.