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rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
#296702 01/30/10 9:20 pm
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I,m going to dismantle my a65 forks and rebuild them with new seals bushes etc
(using a Paul Goff rebuild kit ) and because this is my first time I just wanted to know what special tools i will need
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Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
busy #296712 01/30/10 11:08 pm
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You will need the fork seal holder removal tool, I use a broom handle to pull the stantion back into the top yoke.

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kommando #296779 01/31/10 9:12 am
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Jamie,
this can end up being quite a big job as if the holder has not been off for a long time they can be really hard to remove.
I usually put the axle in and stand on it then drop the tool into the forks and rotate while pressing down very hard.
Two people are a real boost as one can push down while the other applies some gentle persuasion to the tool with a big hammer.
lots of penetrating oil and heat is also a good idea.
If you can come to this months meeting, I will bring mine along for you to use.


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Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
BSA_WM20 #296804 01/31/10 2:33 pm
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FYI, you can make your own tools...you will need the seal holder removal tool:
As per factory
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As made using a length of 1-1/2" water pipe with tangs cut into it.
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Also, a fork tube installation tool made from a length of 5/16" allthread, an old fork nut and some more nuts and washers can be useful:
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Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
Alex #297081 02/01/10 10:50 pm
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HI Alex
could you give me more spec's on the hand made tools
re length what size nut etc
thanks
jamie


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busy #297159 02/02/10 10:11 am
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Jamie, got one of those as well.
There is a member of the BSAOC SA that makes really good tools I will see if I can dig out his info.
I have 7 different BSA clutch tools that have been used ( & abused ) by members for years with no ill effects.


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Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
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Jamie, not sure what nut you're referring to, but the nut on the pipe is just part of union with the rest cut off. All pretty standard Home Depot stuff, but you do need a hacksaw and a file.

The fork tube installation tool uses an old fork cap nut with the hex filed off so it can be drawn through the upper triple tree. It has also been drilled and tapped to accept the 5/16" all-thread. The socket is a 1-1/2" deep socket from auto zone that's just used as a spacer to allow the dummy top nut to be drawn through. There are also two 5/16" nuts on the all-thread, one tightened hard against the dummy top nut and the other on top of a fender washer is used to draw the rod and, hence the fork tube through the triple trees.

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Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
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I have one question concerning A65 shuttle valve front end.
I've rebuilded it 2 times already, but the main problem are worn out sliders. After using new bushes everything feels dandy on the begining and and of the slider stroke, unfortunatly in the middle they are pretty loose. Finding new sliders is nearly impossible, anybody has a solution to this problem ?

Re: rebuilding forks on a 65 A65
Adam M. #297510 02/04/10 8:56 am
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Dranganfly have fork bottoms listed in their B25 section for shuttle valve forks, you will need your parts book to match the numbers as for some reason they are not listed in their A65 section.

http://www.draganfly.co.uk/shop/pi1233841616.htm?categoryId=429


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