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Fork bearing help
12-06-2017, 07:52 PM
Post: #1
Fork bearing help
Guy's

I'm trying to fit the new forks and bearings into my series 1.
I guess the attached goes that way up into the frame but it seems 15mm too long, is it a simple case that I should just cut it?
I then assume that th flanged side sits over the bearing track onto the fork

Am I right or miles off the mark HuhTongueHuh


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13-06-2017, 12:10 PM
Post: #2
RE: Fork bearing help
Yes,you are right,but I didnt cut mine,although I have a series 3.Is it the same lenght as the one you took out?
Make sure you clean the hole out.I put mine in a freezer for a day,and used some threade rod to pull it into place.
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13-06-2017, 06:16 PM
Post: #3
RE: Fork bearing help
Hi Dave

Thanks for the response mate,my problem is that I didn't take anything off the bike as it's a build from scratch rather than a rebuild

Good tip re the threaded bar though,i will use that
I will have to cut this as it's far too long and as I see it I cannot cut it down too much as the bearing dish that's the stop if that makes sense?
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14-06-2017, 07:04 PM
Post: #4
RE: Fork bearing help
You will have big problems cutting that as its probably made from hardened steel!
The series 1 fork bearing cup is much shorter than the one you have,also there should be a chrome cover to go over it prior to fitting,not essential,but looks better and also acts as a 'dust cover'.
Gently warm the frame when fitting (once you have the correct cup),and as Dave said,pop the cup in the freezer,this will make the fitting much easier.
A threaded bar and some thick washers does make a tidy puller.
If you have difficulty sourcing a 'chrome' ring for the top,you can use a series 2 ring,just fit it 180 degrees the other way (grub screw hole at the back),then re drill the grub screw hole through the frame,this is because the steering lock on a series 1 is at the front of the headset,as opposed to the rear on a series 2.

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17-06-2017, 10:46 AM
Post: #5
RE: Fork bearing help
Why not just get the correct part?
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17-06-2017, 05:49 PM
Post: #6
RE: Fork bearing help
(17-06-2017 10:46 AM)dave 411 Wrote:  Why not just get the correct part?

Just ordered one from wildcat scooters after trying to cut the other one, there's another £25 spent Sad
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20-06-2017, 11:58 AM
Post: #7
RE: Fork bearing help
thats lambretta for you
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20-06-2017, 07:18 PM
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RE: Fork bearing help
Big Grin
(20-06-2017 11:58 AM)dave 411 Wrote:  thats lambretta for you
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