fork slider end caps

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fork slider end caps

Postby basketcase » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:59 pm

I`ve a problem with the r/h slider on my 1965 G2CSR in the fact that when tightening up the two nuts (gently),there was an almighty CRACK and oil poured from a split in the slider from the spindle up to the drain plug. I`ve been told that there are different sized end caps, one for the heavyweight at 11/16" and one for the lightweight at 3/4".Surely the problem lies with the slider and not the cap. Can anyone shed a little light on this and maybe help me out of this predicament please.
The same thing happened to the other one last year but I put that down to a little over exuberance when splitting the slider/stanchion.(I`d put the spindle in and was standing on it, pulling the stanchion upwards with a lot of force when it let go, covering my trainers and socks in fork oil...it was clean!)I now know that a little heat helps...
All helpful suggestions gratefully received, even sarcastic, sorry knowledgable comments by scholarful(?) members.
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Postby Biscuit » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:20 pm

The bottom cap has the same part No. for heavyweights and the 250 CSR's. 350 lightweights are a different part No.

You said, I think, you clamped the spindle and stood on it to release the bush/oil seal. it reads as though you only clamped it in the side you were working on - surely not!. If you did that isn't exuberance, it's stupidity. The wheel must never be allowed to hang on one side without support.




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fork slider end caps

Postby basketcase » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:43 pm

No, no, no....the leg was out of the yokes, a replacement spindle(spare) was clamped in the bottom and I was trying to part the slider from the stanchion by brute force!! Not having been told about applying a little heat I was blind to the fact that this wasn`t going to happen.Now having rebuilt a couple of sets I am aware of how they come apart more easily having been shown a few minutes of blue flame from my blowlamp.The only problem being is that it usually wrecks the top bush in the process.
I am now waiting for Steven at AMC Classics to find a good replacement slider as my pocket money wont run to a shiney new one (or two) from JSL.
I`ll mention to him about the part no.s being the same for the h/w and l/w but different for the 350`s.

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Postby Biscuit » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:54 pm

'Stupidity' withdrawn then.




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