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Dampening sleeve . #482860
03/25/13 8:13 am
03/25/13 8:13 am
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Wondering if anyone can sing the praises of the plastic dampening sleeve (on the forks before the shuttle-valve type, ) verses the old aluminum dampening sleeve. I think Triumph updated to the plastic one at some stage?
Does anyone know why?
I read in another post that the plastic sleeve is a tight fit on the stantion. My old aluminum one fits like the proverbial cock in a sock. It's not tight ( maybe the misses' sock) .but a good sliding fit.
While I'm on the subject of forks does anybody have a measurement from top of stations to the correct oil level. These old forks don't seem to do an awful lot so I want to make sure there set up right before whinging too much.
Thanks.....

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Re: Dampening sleeve . [Re: Rattleballs] #482869
03/25/13 9:46 am
03/25/13 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by Bucket Head
I read in another post that the plastic sleeve is a tight fit on the stantion. My old aluminum one fits like the proverbial cock in a sock. It's not tight ( maybe the misses' sock) .but a good sliding fit.

The damper sleeve should be a loose sliding fit on the stanchion and neat/tight fit in the slider.

The plastic sleeves were probably lighter and cheaper than turned aluminium,and worked the same.Put the thick end toward the bottom.

I can only suggest draining the oil and re-filling with the correct amount of oil.Then take a level measurement with the forks extended,for future reference.


Re: Dampening sleeve . [Re: Rattleballs] #483009
03/25/13 9:23 pm
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Thanks Pete R for the reply. I was reading a post somewhere on this site that discussed that up to 10ml of oil can reside in forks between changes. Working on that theory it's slowly going to get more and more. I know next time I remove the forks I can clean then measure, but surely someone has done this before.



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