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#122786 - 08/29/07 11:40 am T140 Fork tube change
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Hi All,
I have to change my fork tubes this winter, and will change seals and valves at the same time. Is there a 'MUST have' tool for this or is it just a 'handy to have' but can get by without?
Thanks for any help.
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#122787 - 08/29/07 12:58 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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IMHO the only must have tool is a pneumatic impact wrench for "spinning" off the socket head bolt under the front axle. There is a Triumph tool (or you can use very long screw driver) that reaches down the fork tubes to hold the damper assembly while cranking on the socket head bolt, but an air impact wrench usually works. Unless the PO used red loctite! Once the socket head bolt comes out you can pull the lower sliders off the tubes. I usually do this with the fork tubes still in the triple clamp. Good luck.

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#122788 - 08/29/07 1:30 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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so once 33 is removed then 19 holds the rest inside the leg and the slider just slides off ...??

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#122789 - 08/29/07 3:41 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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How long a screwdriver triumphmike? Chisel end or crosspoint?
Has BrianFromOz got it there?
Thanks for the heads up guys,

Blapper redwine (australian red that is wink )

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#122790 - 08/29/07 5:26 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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How long of a screwdriver? I don't know, never used one. the impact works great.

Yes, the Ozman is correct bigt

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#122791 - 08/29/07 9:24 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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Blap....try them with a normal hex key first...my bolts were lucky to be finger tight eek

your in the land of fine wine and your drinking ozzie red?? :p

ps...and watch for the sealing washer (34) INSIDE the stanchion....and mine also had a pile of sludge at the bottom too...
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#122792 - 08/29/07 9:29 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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Blapman

I, too, was able to remove the bolt without holding the damper assembly......give it a try....worst thing that can happen is it won't work... bigt

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#122793 - 08/29/07 9:59 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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You need a bigger hammer!
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#122794 - 08/29/07 10:38 pm Re: T140 Fork tube change
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#122795 - 08/30/07 7:34 am Re: T140 Fork tube change
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Ah! I can see the problem Brian - you need more hammers. I've got another six you can borrow laugh

Some French wine is excellent, but a lot isn't. Best taste per is New World wine for us.

Thanks everybody,

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