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 Post subject: Sunday Surgery
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:28 am 
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Finally found a way to get to the long Allen key bolts and, after an overnight soaking in WD40, they came out okay.

The elastomers seem to be in very good order, there was heaps of dried California dust to be removed but, on the whole, the stanchions were okay.

However, after cleaning and greasing, I put the skewers back together and tightened the retention screws back into the base. They did not go tight - by that I mean they kept on turning and turning. I don't believe I used too much force, as I never really found any resistance. Does this mean I have threaded both sides and knackered my fork?

Another oddity is that I can now pull the legs up (but not out) - getting 1cms of slack at the top of the stroke (ie. above its natural resting position). I hadn't noticed this effect before I took it apart and cannot believe it is normal - any thoughts?

Lastly, my elastomer kebab mix differs from the diagrams above: I have a bump stop inside the upper stanchions; on the outside I have a black, small and hard top bumper; three longer red elastomers all with aluminium wshers. Is this a versioned like a 2 or 3 set up?

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the black one inside is the rebound elastomer , that needs to stay

i had the same happen to mine , they probably got stuck at some point

you will need to add more elastomer

when you tighten up the bolts , the adjusters on the bottom of the legs turn as well , if you hold them as you tighten they will stop turning .

if you take them back out and remove the adjusters then tighten the bolts into the adjusters ( minus legs ) the bolt will " bottom out " against the adjuster and turn the silver part of the adjuster seeming as if it has an endless thread or has stripped , in fact there is a small wire clip that stops it unthreading itself from the adjuster cap

so when you are tightening the bolts you are unwinding the preload on the elastomers

PHEW !! hope that makes sense , so no they are okay


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Yo mrkawasaki.. Just found this whilst shurfin the US Ebay..

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 Post subject: News travels fast!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:15 am 
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I think you'll find me down as the first to bid... :wink:


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 Post subject: M1 Pic
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Red elastomers in different format to the above pix/drawings - why? Older? Newer? Wrong? Right?

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 Post subject: Re: News travels fast!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:44 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
I think you'll find me down as the first to bid... :wink:


Hahaha Ebay is like a Who's Who of Retrobike!

I see you have your eye on those purple Hyperlites too.. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:22 pm 
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same as mine , take the elastomers off and place them side by side and you will probarbly see a difference in them

if not they may be " bulged " towards the middle

either way , new ones willl be needed

they do tend to shrink , through constant compression and age

not a problem though , still got some white ones :D


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