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front fork boots #64903
04/01/06 5:59 pm
04/01/06 5:59 pm
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does anyone know if fork boots can be replaced by removing the wheel and brake caliper on a 74 Commando and sliding a new boot up from the bottom, or do you have to pull the tubes?


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Re: front fork boots #64904
04/01/06 8:11 pm
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It can be done with hot water and lots of time. But with only two bolts and two seals to remove why not pull the sliders the oil needs to be changed anyway. norbsa


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Re: front fork boots #64905
04/09/06 11:33 am
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Originally posted by norbsa48503:
It can be done with hot water and lots of time. But with only two bolts and two seals to remove why not pull the sliders the oil needs to be changed anyway. norbsa
Agree - it isn't worth stressing good parts. Just dismount the big chrome nuts, loosen the small nuts (remember pressing down the spring a bit to get to the nut) inside/beneath and the fork legs' loose (after dismounting the wheel, of course).

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Re: front fork boots #64906
04/09/06 1:10 pm
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jangg,You don't have to take the top apart if you are just putting on new boots. Assembled dampeners will hang there waiting.
I did fail to talk about the fiber washers that have to be found and stuck on with some grease for the re-assembly though. What did you do Mcsurf? norbsa


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1960 TR6
1963 Super Rocket
1965 650 Star
1966 441
1968 Thunderbolt
1969 Twinkle 250
1972 Fastback
1974 Roadster
1970 S.S
Way too many BSA's not named
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Re: front fork boots #64907
04/11/06 8:31 pm
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I'm pulling the forks, replacing the weeping seals and rotten boots, and using the disassembly as a convenient time to replace the dinged front fender. I'm thinking 15w fork oil as it sometimes clunks with the 10w that was in there. The factory advised a multi grade like Castrol but I think I'll go with a fork specific oil. Love the bike but I'll bet I've put more time into it in the six months I've had it than I put into all the modern bikes I've owned in the last 20 years combined <lol>.


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