Re: Trophy 1200 Front
- --- In TriumphTrophy@y..., BRIAN EASTON <jb.easton@v...> wrote:
> At 20:01 31/07/02 +0000, you wrote:Brian, you have two choices. First is to put a jack under the engine,
> The reason is I don't know how - do I remove fork legs and seals and
> unscrew the bottom bolt or.the top or both or....... just turn the bike
> upside down and shake it out:-)) ??
take off the handlebars (you don't have to disconnect any lines),
remove the fork top bolt, suck the stuff out with a handpump, shopvac,
or whatever, replace with the proper amount. Button it up.
2nd is to block up the engine again, raise the bike until the front
wheel is slightly off the ground,remove the front wheel, loosen the
pinch bolts on each fork, remove the fork, remove the top fork bolts,
dump the gunge, put some some spray cleaner in there, fill to proper
Since it has bee so long I would opt for #2.
- Hi Lowell,
I added 3/8" preload inside the tubes. I found 1/2" galvanized machine
washers are just a hair smaller than the stock washer that goes between the
spring and the shim tube. It is also a little under 1/8" thick. After
draining the fork sludge and replacing the springs, I added a bottle of the
fork oil (470? ml) to each tube, placed 4 washers in each tube, added the
stock washer, and then the stock metal tube shim and cap. It was a bit of a
challenge to get the thread started on the cap/tube, but with patience it
did align and take the thread. I did not change the pull through as I felt
it was OK from a hand/wrist pressure perspective (no sense adding more
IMHO). Shimming this way was cheap; about $0.50 in washers.
'99 Triumph Trophy 1200
'90 Suzuki Intruder 750
From: lgl12356 [mailto:lamb@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 4:36 PM
Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Trophy 1200 Front
--- In TriumphTrophy@y..., "richgard" <ttrophy@o...> wrote:
> I just replaced the fork oil at 25k. I don't think it had ever been
> done before then either. The oil was like sludge that poured out of
> the tubes. I replaced it with some good synthetic stuff from Honda;
> 10w. I also added 3/8 of an inch to the shim length.
Do you mean 3/8 of added pre-load inside the tube,
or 3/8 of added "pull through" in the triple clamps?