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Old 05-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #18
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Location: Vancouver BC / Reno NV
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Originally Posted by AliBaba View Post
Usually I don't remove #16 (the threads in the leg might go) and then you don't need #15.
Originally Posted by AliBaba View Post
AliBaba - your words were ringing in my head.

If you don't remove the drain bolt, I assume you drain from bottom bolt. Works fine?

Originally Posted by jorunny View Post
A few years ago I found the drain plug on the right fork was stripped and was able to "carefully" drill out and insert a Helicoil.
I've drained them a couple of times & the insert continues to work fine.

The forks are off the bike, in pieces and being rebuilt now.
I putting in Race Tech springs & Gold Valve emulators.

I'll find out soon if the Helicoil continues to be secure.
Good to know that this is a viable option thanks, and hope your install goes smoothly.
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