Showa SFF Right Fork Spring Inner Assembly Removal
Posted June 10, 2011 - 02:38 PM
1. Most importantly, did I &%$#@! something up?
2. In order to dis-assemble that part does that require separating the tube from the axle lug? I am now guessing it is circlip or something keeps the two parts together.
Thanks in advanced!
Posted June 10, 2011 - 10:33 PM
you need a tool to hold the bottom then you can undo the nut - but there is no reason to remove this - although you need to tighten this back up!
Posted June 11, 2011 - 12:21 PM
Yes, I do have the correct manual and thank you for the page reference. That process however does not detail removing the inner cartridge.
Yeah, I do have a fork spring compressor tool and well versed in that service process.
I wrongly assumed that the inner cartridge on the fork was under spring pressure and therefore could be removed like the common open cartridge forks.
After reading your post I looked at the inside of the fork and noticed there is no spring seat on the cartridge. I found a PVC pipe with an OD that is slightly larger than the cartridge and fitted it on. I was able to hold it in place and unthread the remainder of the nut.
After inspecting it a tool can be made to fit the bolt head impression. I am going to start designing one soon.
The right side fork has lots of untapped potential.
Posted June 11, 2011 - 01:45 PM
getting better results everytime. still the right hand fork is stock.
next step is to run more oil in the right leg and slighter softer mid than i have now!
its all fun though!