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Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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I finally brought the bike in from the shed and kicked a car out. Changed the oil & filters, installed a 12v plug behind the headlight, then fixed my damaged throttle cable. It was down to just one strand...
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:42 PM
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Then I took some more stuff off. Trying my hand at fork seals tonight.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:21 PM
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How's it coming along?
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My new ride blew 2 main fuses over the weekend. Happens when I pushed the kill switch, I think.

Friendly reminder to check you have spare 10a fuse with the bike and a couple spares.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:01 AM
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or, if you ride italian and german bikes like I do, carry and entire spare eletrical system
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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Haven't made a ton of progress, other than borrowing the smack-it tool from Jacket. Have one fork completely torn down, the other still sitting there in tact- kinda keeping it there as a standard in case I forget the order of things. Will have a go tomorrow night hopefully- tonight's booked with baseball & real work.

I'm going to follow 60wag's suggestion and put ATF in the forks- apparently that's the magic fluid, and is readily available..
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:42 PM
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What's the smak-it from Jacket?
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Fork seal driver.
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Ok I now know just enough to rip apart a pair of forks. I also know about 3 different ways to put it back together incorrectly... I also realized I fubared up one of the washers on disassembly, now it doesn't sit flat on the little seat it's supposed to sit on.

I'm going to punt and call Hitchcock. 303-761-4652. Putting the number here for easy reference during business hours tomorrow. One of my new seals has already been installed 3x now, each time off it gets a little bit smaller... I'm sure that'll leak now. I've got too many hours into this- plus he'll know better than me which springs to put back in, how much oil, etc. Can't be that much right?
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I figured trying to seat a bearing with a screwdriver meant you were either (1) missing a key SST or (b) doing it wrong.
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