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Old 07-17-2010, 06:43 PM   #47
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Continuing in my scattered approach, doing what I can while waiting for parts and the painter. Fork Fun! It just barely fits my bicycle repair stand:



I've seen special tools folks have made to get the bottom nut off an Airhead fork, but I have an offset Craftsman box wrench (it's my VW and BMW valve adjustment wrench) that does the job no grinder required:



The internals are now external:



A bit of wear on the stanchion, but reusable:



Checking them on my precision Kombi measurement fixture--straight to within .001":



The right slider cleaned up with Simple Green, brake cleaner, ScotchBrite, and steel wool:



And the stanchions and damper rods reassembled and a test fit into the triple clamps:





More to come on the motor and brakes when parts arrive this week.
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