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Old 11-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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front forks rebuild

I need to rebuild the forks on my 2006 street rod.
what special tool will need or what can I use in place of them?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Get a copy of the service manual.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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its fairly simple, theres a guy on here who did a step by step video of it, not sure who but he always opened with "welcome to v rod garage" or something like that, it was very helpful, also while your rebuilding them might as well put in some progressive springs, like $60 on amazon
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Im guess that would be me.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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yes sir, thank you for the amazing videos, however i never understood how you removed the fork cap by yourself, it took 3 guys to remove mine, i think it was welded on.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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The OP asked about rebuilding the inverted forks on a '06 "R".

Rod's videos are for the conventional telescopic forks.

I've got to agree with the second post,get a copy of the service manual. It lists the procedure & the tools needed.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #7
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:59 AM   #8
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I knew you did the fall away & the stem nut upgrade on Doc's bike,I didn't realize you disassembled the forks on it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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I knew you did the fall away & the stem nut upgrade on Doc's bike,I didn't realize you disassembled the forks on it.
Oh yeah we looked in the manual.

I stand to be corrected.

The internal bushing and seals are the same set up.
The cap and spring are different.

Still should be no problem

Slow as you go and it can be done.

The video will help a little

I did this all by myself more then once. Never had any issues.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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And the internals are different from one side to the other on the inverted fork,left side has cartridge & the right has the dampening mechanism. Fluid levels differ also from one leg to the other.

Still if The OP takes care,follows the manual & the some parts of the video it shouldn't require a degree to do.

I imagine the fork tube holder could be made if needed,not certain about the other "Special tools'' listed.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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What happened to the forks that you need to rebuild them? Or are you upgrading?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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What happened to the forks that you need to rebuild them? Or are you upgrading?


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Old 11-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #13
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I have the service manual. The left fork is leaking that is the reason for the rebuild.
I have rebuilt standard forks, but not cartridge forks.
The tool I'm most concerned is the "internal fork nut remover / installer tool". Which
is in the right fork.
Most of the other tools I have already have made. But the internal nut remover may
be hard to make.
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