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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 pm 
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I'd personally consider that bottom stanchion to be bin-fodder. Some people have sanded and lacquered over worn stanchions before, but I don't see the point. Never gonna be as good as stanchions without the wear..

As for paint, I always hammerite mine out of a spray can... Works perfect for me, gives a nice smooth and robust finish, and all for cost of one can, no need for fannying about with primers, just a good sand to get a good smooth surface and off you go.


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Stanchions arent a problem. Got some new ones on the way with a crown. But if they don't fit I may be taking you up on your offer Steve. There's a few knackered elastomers stuck in there though. Although once I get circlips out I should be able to get to them shouldn't I?


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Yeah it's easier to drop the damper and dummy damper out the bottom and push what's left of the mcu stacks out the tops..


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:33 pm 
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What do you think of the, looks like, corrosion inside the leg?


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:34 pm 
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mine were stuck, but a soft wood stick, and lots of hot water and washing up liquid got them out. Then I used a bottle brush in soapy water to give them a good clean. Fitting the springs was easy. The corrosion on the legs looks bad. Not sure I'd be happy with them, but give them a good clean and see how they look then


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Right I've stripped it as far as I can. Apart from the damper.
Is only one of the top caps supposed to move?
What parts have I got that I need to keep?

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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 pm 
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they're 1995 the first of them. the rods on the top caps tell you that.


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:34 pm 
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My NOS stanchions arrived today. With a steerer long enough for the giant gate of a zaskar. Just need to work out how all those bits go back together. Get some circlip pliers and some Kronos springs :-) Oh and respray them either DH red or maybe keep them yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:56 pm 
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I can see the first pictures now...
the very knackered leg is well gone. keep it for a rod to hammer and fit things with.
the other will be fine for a spare.

the bushing are shot though, don't damage your new legs with them. they should be a browny/grey colour. you can just see a bit on one of them.

can you take a picture of the end of your new legs


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 Post subject: Re: Judy questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I can see the first pictures now...
the very knackered leg is well gone. keep it for a rod to hammer and fit things with.
the other will be fine for a spare.

the bushing are shot though, don't damage your new legs with them. they should be a browny/grey colour. you can just see a bit on one of them.

can you take a picture of the end of your new legs



Which part do you want to see?
How do I change bushings and where can I get new ones?


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