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BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:08:31 AM »
I am looking for any help regarding removal of the outer fork nuts on a
BS 350. I have ordered a heavy-duty strap wrench to help with the removal.

Any advice as to how to remove them without scratching them up?

At this point I have no choice but to remove the ones I have and send them
out for re-chroming.

I tried purchasing a new pair. But Richard no longer has them. I also tried
purchasing a stainless steel set advertised from a person in Norway. That
ended with me turning it over to PayPal after waiting over a month to
receive the parts. PayPal got my money back.

Thank you.

Randy

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 11:46:07 AM »
Randy,

The strap wrench is ideal for removal. I wrap a couple turns of duct tape on them first to protect them a bit AND add to the grip the strap is able to get. Removing the sticky mess from the tape is easy enough.

Dan
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 12:59:43 PM »
That is the way I do it also. Good luck.
Later Mike

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 01:44:21 PM »
I have also used pieces of an old inner tube as protector material. Even with a strap wrench, these guys ca be a bear to remove. (very fine threads and lots of engagement plus a long time "aging" can set these pretty tight) Some mild heating may also be required. Good luck...
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 04:18:22 PM »
Thanks to everybody and I will let you know how it goes.

Randy

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 07:03:10 AM »
     Hi Randy,
                    Who was the guy in Norway that you had the non-delivery problem with ?
           I am waiting for a set of BS cables from a guy in Scandinavia, he didn't respond to my question on where he was. If it's the same guy, we need to raise the alarm.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 08:27:48 AM »
Tor Mathisen was the person I was dealing with.

I will never deal with him again. Thank goodness
PayPal was able to get my money back.

Randy

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 08:46:58 AM »
At one time I used heavy aluminum plates to clamp the nuts in a vice to hold them.  Strap wrench is better if it works.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 08:50:46 AM »
l had trouble with him actually a nightmare eventually after a lot of grief l did get my parts his wife told me that he'd had a stroke and was in hospital but from the start he was irritating said he wouldn't send the parts out until the money was in his account well l paid him by PayPal and he had my money within minutes it took me a lot of hassle and persistence and a month to win draw your own conclusions maybe he was ill but l wouldn't buy again l've  tried to contact him since but to no avail l was of the opinion l was getting caught but I didn't
Tor mathison is his name

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 03:25:55 PM »
     Randy and Alan,
                             Thanks guys, YES, the very same person. I have just messaged him giving 48hrs to return my money. Immediate response from him simply saying 'I will return money'. I will believe that when I see the cash in my account.
        Watch this space, will post a separate warning about him when I have the cash.         Brian.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 03:59:59 PM »
If he's so quick to return your money why not just send the parts??

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 04:06:57 PM »
Because word is spreading through the BS community about his business practices. Jeff Bar

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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 05:52:54 PM »
I purchased some items from him years ago without issue.  Apparently, things have changed.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 06:08:19 PM »
   Alan, I don't believe he has the parts or has already sold them for a higher offer !
         Despite several delaying tactics by him I have received the bulk of my money back after a few veiled threats. Refunded me in Norwegian Kroner and expected me to cover conversion fee !!   A bird in the hand etc. Still owes me £11 GBP.  Also Paypal are reviewing his refund payment, he has rung some alarm bells with them (refunded as though a payment for goods supplied by me !). Paypal say it is then possible for him to raise a dispute and reclaim money from me !!).
       Don't deal with this guy, he is unreliable, is the kindest and safest thing I can say at present.
      Brian.
                 Randy, Apologies for highjacking your post, you should have the fork collars off by now.  :D.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 06:01:49 AM by BRT-GTR »
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »
Aren't all you guys with supplier problem hijacking Randy's thread? Why not move that conversation to a new one?
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 03:39:50 PM »
        Bert,
                Fair point but Randy mentioned the issue with guy from Norway in his opening post. Maybe I should have said 'diverting' rather than 'hijacking' the thread.
            Anyway, I have now recovered my full money from Tor Mathisen and a few bob extra because of exchange rates and his poor maths. Will discuss with admin before issueing a warning about this guy.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2019, 02:45:53 PM »
No offense intended to anyone, Brian.
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2019, 03:03:04 PM »
         Bert, none taken.            Brian
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Re: BS 350 Outer Fork Nuts Removal
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 02:39:03 PM »
Regarding the outer fork nut question.

I cheated and replaced the complete fork leg since I had one.

It took me less than a half hour and I know it was a lot simpler.

Regards

Randy

 


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