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I need to replace my headlight and fork tinware

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The four allen bolts on the side of the tins is what holds them togeather. and the singal bolt under the lower triple tree holds the headlight on the lower tree.

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Have a 1999 yamaha r6, right sided a curb to avoid a car, replaced the right fork, but now my left fork is leaking could the impact have dislodged the seal and if so can it be reseated


Hey Ronald... both fork leg seals are leaking..
Let me understand.. you replaced the entire right fork? or just the seal?. The fork legs themselves may be bent .. if the seal is leaking.. it needs to be replaced.. if it is popped loose... then you need to put a new seal in place and probably a new circlip/seal retaining ring and change the fork oil..while you have it apart, I would check the fork leg for warpage(bent)... you need to find a REAL granite SURFACE PLATE..clean it and roll your clean fork on it.. if its bent, it WILL show up..I think if its more than .001" - .0025" warped, then it needs straightening.. a roller press can do it..or replace it..

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1993 electra glide front faring removal


1993/1994 Outer Fairing and Windshield for FLHTC, and FLHTC ULTRA

Removal

First remove the headlight assembly and the bolts, nut and the washers attaching the outer fairing piece to the windshield and inner fairing piece. THEN loosen the four bolts attaching the light bracket and the outer fairing piece to the fork brackets. Remove the upper bolts but leave the lower ones in place. Cover the fender. THEN rest the lower light bracket onto the fender. THEN remove the fastener securing the headlamp trim ring and remove the trim ring. THEN remove five screws that secure then headlamp assembly to the outer fairing and remove the headlamp assembly. THEN reach through the headlamp opening and loosen four locknuts on the two studs on each side of the headlight area which attach the fairing to the metal brackets inside the fairing. THEN remove the fairing by pulling it straight ahead away from the brackets.

Installation

First loosely position the outer fairing in place over the inner faring with the four studs going into the two brackets. Then install the five windshield fasteners through the outer fairing, the windshield and the inner fairing. THEN tighten the four stud nuts to secure the fairing to the brackets, being sure to have the inner and the outer fairing properly aligned at their outside edges. THEN position the light bracket so that the slots fit around the upper fork bracket bolts and thenalign the lower fork bracket mounting holes and replace the two lowering fairing mounting bolts through the light bracket and the outer fairing and the inner fairing and screw them into the lower fork bracket. THEN make sure that the rubber seal around the inner fairing is properly seated and not pinched and tighten the four fairing attachment bolts to 12-13 foot pounds (16 -19 Nm). THEN tighten the windshield screws to 4 inch pounds (0.45 Nm) but no more than this amount starting in the middle and working outwards on both sides. THEN reinstall the headlight assembly.

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Had a crash and the wheel is not positioned straight so have to compensate by having the handlebars positioned at a different angle wat should i do


Your front wheel is probably not tracking straight because your fork tubes are out of alignment. This could be caused because the upper and lower tube guides have been knocked out of alignment, because one or both fork tubes themselves are bent, or a combination of the two.

It's pretty easy to check the alignment of your tubes. Put your bike on its kickstand (center stand is better, if you have one) and stand in front of your bike, facing the headlight. Look carefully at where the fork tubes are anchored--they're clamped in right about the handlebars, and they're also clamped in below the headlight. Look at these two clamps and see whether they are completely in alignment. With your handlebars pointing straight ahead, the lower guides shouldn't be cocked to one side or the other. Odds are, you'll find that it will be.
Getting your fork tube clamps back into alignment is relatively straightforward, though straightening them out may also reveal bends in your fork tubes. The easiest way to get these into alignment is to remove your front wheel and then slide out your fork tubes. At this point, you should be able to loosen the clamp on the bottom (and top) of the steering tube--as if you were going to change out your steering bearings--and muscle the upper and lower fork tube clamps back into alignment. You can adjust the upper or the lower clamps (or both), whichever is easier; the goal is to get them both back into alignment.

Some people try to do this procedure with the fork tubes still in the guides--they loosen everything up and then use the forks as levers to pull everything back into alignment--but I haven't had great luck with that method, because the force that generates this condition also often bends the fork tubes, so they won't want to go back to their proper configuration. You and I simply don't have enough strength to straighten bent fork tubes without use of a hydraulic press.

Once your front fork tube clamps are back in alignment, check each of your forks before you re-install them to make sure that they aren't bent. One easy way is to take a straight edge (a ruler will work just fine) and slowly run it around the tube. The straight edge should touch all parts of the upper piece at all times. If you see any air between the straight edge and the fork, it's bent. Fortunately, many bent tubes can be straightened--just about any motorcycle repair shop can do this work or knows a place that can do it--but it's also worth checking around to see whether you can find a set of used forks for less than the cost of the repair. If you have to disassemble one or both of your forks to have the tubes straightened or replaced, it's also a great time to replace your fork seals while you're at it. Re-using the old seals probably won't generate a nice tight oil seal, and you'll simply have to take everything apart before too long and replace them.

Jun 02, 2011 | 2005 Honda CB 250 Nighthawk

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I am putting chrome lowers and the and chrome fork covers on my wifes 2005 deluxe, my first fork work, what is the nachelle, do I need to remove the forks, will that access the attaching hardware on the...


The nachelle is the polished or chromed cover around the headlight and the triple trees of the front end. I think the "nostalgia" model has the early model "tins" like on a fatboy. This is considered the nachelle.

Now, if you installing "covers" which are thin chrome plated alumnium or steel overlays to the forks, I would think they would be made so you could install them without disassembly of the forks. But, if you're installing "chromed lower sliders", you'll have to remove and disassemble the fork tubes one at the time to swap out the slider on each tube.

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Steve

Jan 17, 2011 | 2005 Harley Davidson FLSTN- FLSTNI Softail...

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How to chang fork oil


To change the fork oil, you can remove the drain plug on the lower slider and by "pumping" the front end. Then, you can add the correct measured amount of oil in from the top of the tube. To get to the top of the top tube, you will have to remove everything you need to get out of the way in order to remove the headlight nachelle. Then remove the top cap and pour in the correct amount of oil.

As an alternative, I've heard that once you drain the forks, you can refill the forks from the same drain hole by using a syringe that will hold the correct amount of oil and injecting into the hole very much like filling the foot of an outboard motor. I've never done this but I can see how this just might work.

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Steve

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Replacing fork seals and need to know amount of oil for outer fork on a twin cartridge tpye fork rm250 2005


Outer cartridge on the twin chamber Showa fork for an RM250 uses 350ml of 5W oil.

May 14, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki RM 250

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What is the fork oil amount for a 2002 klx 300 per fork tube


The owners manual says to do the following if you don't want to remove the forks:
*raise the front wheel
*remove the fender, meter cable & unit, headlight, handle bar, fork protectors
*loosen the fork upper clamp bolts
*remove the caps from the top of the fork tube
*fully compress the fork tube so the dust cover touches the bottom and place a stand to hold it
*remove the springs
*set the oil level 68mm (standard) or 60 - 90 mm (adjustable) from the top of the tube

It may be easier to remove the tubes and you could replace the leaky seal at the same time. I did this recently and put in new springs too. It was my first time working on forks. With help from TT members and the service manual it was fairly easy. I didn't buy an oil gauge, seal driver, or spring holder. I used a ruler to measure the oil and a medicine dropper to remove any excess. For a seal driver I used a piece of PVC pipe cut in half then secured around the lower tube to drive the seal. Try a search on replacing fork seals for more info. 5w oil is standard but i have heard that 7 works well Good luck.

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Change headlight


2 phillips screwa hold the headlight ring on, remove them headlight will pop out

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Front fork seals need replacing Honda vigor FX650


hi non usd forks are ok thers a allen key bolt at the bottom of the fork leg would be wish to change the fork guilds too thr fork seals can be prized out with a screwdirver carfully

Jun 24, 2009 | 2000 Honda Vigor FX 650

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Crashed my cbr 600 f4i


You should look to eBay for cheap used parts.Don't re-straightthe forks if they have any distinguished bumb on their surface.Only if the bend they have is smooth and if only you cannot feel anything by rubbing your finger against their surface.

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