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#9216 - 03/20/06 4:05 pm 70 65L Leg removal  
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Do I need special tool 61-3824 to remove the legs from the triple trees?

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#9217 - 03/20/06 5:42 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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Hi DT,

If its tight on the taper:

Get an old fork top nut (or sacrifice one to justify a shiny new set)

Grind off the corners until it will go through the hole in the yoke.

Grind a couple of slots in it so you can get a spanner on it and screw it into the fork leg all the way in.

You can then smack merry hell out of it with a hammer and not worry about the threads, until the leg loosens.

The nut can later be used to fabricate the tool for drawing the leg back into the yoke:

Drill a hole in the top and get a bit of threaded rod and a few nuts.

2 to lock it at the bottom. Use something like a big socket placed on the fork leg to pass the threaded rod through.

When you tighten the nut it will draw the leg up into the yoke. I'm about to do mine this week will try and take some photos.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Tombeau

#9218 - 03/20/06 7:23 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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Thanks Tombeau I'll give that a shot. If you get a chance to snap some photos that would be great. I need to get the trees and headlight ears painted to I figure I should probably rebuild the forks while at it. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I move along.

Thanks
Dustin

#9219 - 03/21/06 7:57 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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dont mutilate , just back nut off 2turns , hit with soft hammer .
use a foot of broom handle screwed in to pull back up .
paul

#9220 - 03/21/06 9:56 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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And when it comes time to unscrew the seal holders from the sliders do as follows:

Clean the seal holders squeaky clean, wrap a piece of new radiator hose or similar around the seal holder, down low where it is solid, [down near the thread] and fix this in place with a good quality worm drive hose clamp.

You can then use stillsons [a pipe wrench] on the worm drive clamp to unscrew the seal holder.

Saves one service tool [that silly peg spanner] and does a better job, cannot mark the seal holders.

Thank the man who told me.


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#9221 - 03/21/06 10:07 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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"Thank the man who told me."
Likewise.
Cheers,
Tombeau

#9222 - 03/21/06 2:08 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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Thanks guys for all the help

Dustin

#9223 - 03/21/06 2:56 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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There we go. Pic of two "not so special service tools" as approved by users of Britbike.com.
...and yes that is snow.....still!
Cheers, Tombeau

#9224 - 03/21/06 11:29 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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#9225 - 03/22/06 6:12 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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#9226 - 03/22/06 6:42 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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another way to remove the fork legs is to remove headlight,handlebars,steering dampner,top tree pinch bolt & top fork nuts then give the top tree a good whak with a rubber mallet from the under side.seems like a bit of work but hey,ya might as well check your steering head bearings if your gonna pull your forks off.just make sure the forks are supported from below when removing the tree or your front end will drop down through the the steering head & may tickle your toes or worse, do avoidable damage to bits you would rather not have to repair or replace.good luck.

#9227 - 03/24/06 5:15 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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Well I got one off without a problem but the other one is not coming off. I have been trying for 2 days with no luck. I tried letting it soak in liquid wrench but that doesn't seem to work. Should I try heat?

Dustin

#9228 - 03/25/06 5:06 am Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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The stanchion has probably rusted itself to the bottom fork yoke. You could try to open the hole in the bottom yoke slightly, and tap from the top again. Otherwise, you'll have to dismantle the fork leg in situ, remove the top yoke, as described above, and remove the stanchion from the bottom yoke on the bench (a brute force approach might involve a large vise, a block of wood and a large mallet, for example...)

Cheers,

Costa

#9229 - 03/25/06 4:06 pm Re: 70 65L Leg removal  
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This is what I always do - opening the hole in the bottom yoke with the big screwdriver and tap or whack from the top - allways worked.

Adam M.


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