Author Topic: Pre 1973-ish forkleg assembly  (Read 164 times)

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Pre 1973-ish forkleg assembly
« on: April 27, 2022, 08:49:07 PM »
The bike in question is a 1971 Suzuki T350R, but the question affects other bikes like the 125 Stinger, and the Yamaha CS5E, etc.  How do you get the lower clip into the recess on the stanchion without wrecking the chrome?  The legs were very rusty so I didn't worry about removal, but now they are back from Philpots I'm a bit more concerned.  The various manuals only show seal renewal so the clip isn't mentioned, it's not even listed in the parts book or fiches.  I've seen a CS5E fork rebuild on YouTube, but it didn't show the installation, only the mention of heating the clips before installation.  I wonder if he overheated them and took the tension out, as fitting the fork lowers took some fiddling.  Has anyone successfully installed these clips without scratching the chrome?