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I want to remove the triple trees and forks and powdercoat/anodize them. Does anyone have information which may make this a little easier.
 

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triple tree

I will admt this is one mod which definetly has me a little nervous, Is this simple as long as I take my time and pay attention?
 

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not hard

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.
 

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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.
Or you can request it for free from me:

http://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123456

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.
 

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Or you can request it for free from me:

http://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123456

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.
SHOW OFF.....LOL:joke:
 

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Triple tree

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.
 

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SHOW OFF.....LOL:joke:
Hmm, I see the :joke:, but had not intended to come off as such at all.

All I am saying is that if you know enough to ask the question, you know enough to do the job.

If you fit the above and have done it 4 or 5 times for one stupid reason or another, then getting it off and back on in an hour should not be a problem.
 

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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.
Happy to be on call if you like while you do it.
 

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Question about the subject... What size wrench is needed for top and bottom nuts and how to keep the top chrome one from getting damage during removal? Also, are bearing replacement a must? What else must be replaced?

EDIT: O.K., I think I found the answer to one of my questions:
http://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125070&highlight=Remove+triple+tree
The search option sometimes work wonders:bigthumbsup:.
 

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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.
me too Bro... just did my forks...
 

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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.
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.
 

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O.K., let me step in... This thread is close to 3 years old, so answering a question to the original poster does no good as I am almost certain he has it all figured out by now. The only reason why the thread was revived was because I had the following questions...

Question about the subject... What size wrench is needed for top and bottom nuts and how to keep the top chrome one from getting damage during removal? Also, are bearing replacement a must? What else must be replaced?

EDIT: O.K., I think I found the answer to one of my questions:
http://www.m109riders.com/forums/sho...ve+triple+tree
The search option sometimes work wonders:bigthumbsup:
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So, I guess it's probably best to start a new thread instead of piggy backing of an old one by using the "search" option:D.
 

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Anybody with the knowledge concerning this topic and question posted want to provide some input?
 

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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.
 

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Adrian, what exactly are you doing?

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Adrian, what exactly are you doing?

sent from my galaxy S3 from somewhere outside space
Sending the whole front end to get chromed.

Maybe that's none of your business.
jajajajaja... You two are something else, I tell ya:D. Perhaps I made it everyone's business when I posed the question, jajaja:clap2:.
 

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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.
Thanks... Where exactly is the bearing needing replacement located? On the lower triple tree assembly or on the steering stem (neck)?
 

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Sending the whole front end to get chromed.

jajajajaja... You two are something else, I tell ya:D. Perhaps I made it everyone's business when I posed the question, jajaja:clap2:.
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.

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