Let's see, where was I
Oh yeah, buying parts and tools!
Yep, distracted by a few things including what seems to have been a successful install of Omega 450 thanks to you guys for the good advice.
Now it's back to the front end. I've noticed a direct correlation between steering tightness and temperature. Steering gets stiff and slow when it's cold - like its owner, well maybe not always stiff.
I can understand grease thickening somewhat but this seems excessive and now I've committed to parts (plus I need fresh fork boots anyway.)
I've read a few threads as well as repair manual.
High level steps are:
- Remove tank
- Remove hand controls & handle bars
- Remove head lamp assembly
- Remove front wheel and fender
- Drop forks and drain oil
- R&R bearings
- R&R boots
- Reverse to re-install
I've got new bearings, top cap, boots, and fork oil.
On order from Cycle Works and hopefully here by Friday:
1 x TRIPLE TREE SEAL RING
1 x STEERING HEAD BEARING PULLER SET - 1970-1995 AIRHEADS
The po had progressive springs installed a couple of years ago so I'm not looking to do a full fork rebuild.
A couple of questions come to mind already - oil volume for refill is based on oem spring displacement. Is my best method to measure fluid drained and replace with equal volume?
I understand the top caps can be a bit fiddly - tricks?
Advice for first timers?
Here's the Omega 450 - done!
Most of the parts I need
One of you guys had a slow down with the o-ring on bottom, not planning to touch this. (it's not your drink, photo focus fukus)
Get ready for some stupid questions this weekend - and thanks for you help
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