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Offline duckman86

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Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« on: August 11, 2013, 05:05:13 PM »
Is there a way to take the front and rear shocks apart? Our test ones have become fairly mangled with no success. I want to be able to paint and maybe re-chrome them easier and replace seals/springs.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 05:26:31 PM by duckman86 »
If it doesn't throw you off, it doesn't have enough power.

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Re: Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 09:51:29 PM »
There's some pretty good info on the site already, take a look at Steve's series on shocks and forks here:
http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=20

There are good discussions on various ways to disassemble the forks, start here:
http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=20

Do some searches on "tube nut" and fork disassembly.

Hopefully others will add additional info for you.


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Re: Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 11:07:37 PM »
Okay, thank you. I figured there had to be something on here just hard to find.
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Re: Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 11:59:12 PM »
not a whole lot came up during the search and are the 350 forks the same as 175? Is the chrome ring supposed to slide off?
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Re: Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 09:48:51 AM »
Hi, Duckman,

The 350 forks are constructed in the same way as the 175/200 forks, although they are larger diameter and longer (so parts aren't interchangeable). The chrome seal holder will unscrew from the bottom tube in the same way as the 175  and the inner tube and bush should then slide out.

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Re: Has anyone taking the shocks apart?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 05:16:36 PM »
Thanks. I figured it out, I put a pipe wrench on it to break it lose, I will have to buy a better tool for the other ones. Does anyone know of a cheap place to get aluminum polished near MN? I found someone to powder-coat my stuff really cheap so I figured I'd go all out on the aluminum too.
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