fork seal replacment

OG-Whizzerdude

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Sounds like the hot tip Scoot. I think I'll try that when I get back to work on the bikes. I would like to put a springer on it if I could find one that actually works. Monarch is not it. They look nice but not much travel. I did get the new heavyer springs for the Monarch but I haven't put them on yet since welding up the crown. I need to paint it first.
Both of my bikes are torn down right now. I have some PVC around. That would be alot cheaper than a new fork.
 

Scootmeister

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Hey Jim. Here are a couple of springer front ends I designed and built for two of my MBs. I made them out of garage junk and some hardware store items. Both designs copied key features of Harley springer front ends, mainly the rotating caliper mounts and the swingarms. Both travel about an inch and get pretty busy on rough roads. In addition to smoothing out the bumps its fun to watch them work, plus I like the "old school" look. The design on the red bike is similar to the springer front end on early Whizzers Ambassadors, no rebound springs. Put a springer seat and a springer front end on a MB and you really ride in style!!!!
 

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OG-Whizzerdude

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You have cool garage junk! Very nice work indeed. It all looks like it would work well too.
Most everything on my one bike is bolt on stuff from E-bay. Most of my tools are building contrator stuff. I spent most of my life working with wood so the metal stuff is kind of challenge for me. Great work!
 

Scootmeister

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Thanks, Whizzerdude. One thing I like about this hobby is you get to recycle a lot of stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Most of my "junk" is scavenged from people who throw stuff away. I will go through old mowers, old motorcycles, even appliances and salvage the screws, bolts, nuts washers, spare parts of all kinds. You never know what you might need when you start building. If you have to buy every little part the cost adds up fast, especially now with the high cost of steel and copper. I even have several engines that people have given to me because the rubber gas line was cracked or the spark plug was fouled. After a quick fix, most of them run like new. If I last long enough it will all go to good use on a two wheel project!!!!!.weld.weld
 

mason_man

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You have cool garage junk! Very nice work indeed. It all looks like it would work well too.
Most everything on my one bike is bolt on stuff from E-bay. Most of my tools are building contrator stuff. I spent most of my life working with wood so the metal stuff is kind of challenge for me. Great work!
Hey Jim, your a framer? remember when a phase of homes was 300 to 500 hundred homes at one time. i was a stack man, just me and my tender, those were the good old days huh. I think Jay is a sparky.

Ray
 

OG-Whizzerdude

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Yup. Orange Co. rigging axe track house framer is where I started. All you had to do is follow the concrete trucks to the next job. The trades have come a long way since then. I was teaching construction at our community college when I retired
 

mason_man

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All i can say is, there is sure a lot of talent here. turkman, Scootmeister, OG-Whizzerdude, (jb) Jay, dmb. i've done one my Whizzer 26". lowering the forks by cutting the fork tubes 1 1/2". still need to stiffin the springs, gonna try what you guys have done with the 1" sleeve. by the way, the ride feels good.

Ray

i forgot msrfan, Dale, sorry.
 
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