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How To Rebuild a Fork?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jimmyjack, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever rebuilt a Honda ATC fork? I went playing today and my fork is bleeding horribly. The seals look good but I think the kids pumped them up with the bike pump (damned kids) Anyway, is it easy enuff? Or should I take it in to be fixed?
     
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    I will be able to tell you in a few days. I loaned my KX 250 to a neighbor and the sucker blew out the front fork seals. I am going to rebuild them next week.
     
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    If I figure mine out soon I'll give you a shout too!!
     
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    Getting it apart is not too bad - this will be from way old memory - pop the top cap, pull the spring, collapse fork, should be a bolt at the bottom outside, pop it off with air tool (inside slider can spin under regular torque), lower leg should pull off. Replacing the seal should be sel-explanatory at this point.

    Now for the most important part - quantity and viscosity of the new fluid - call a dealer for this I think.

    Don't do this without second opinion or more input.
     
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    What year and size is your bike? I have a manual for a Honda 250r.
     
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    it's an 85 350x
     
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    I have one of those. It is bored and stroked to a 483. It is one of the fastest bikes I have ever owned. I like to take it out spank Banchees with it.

    I will check the book to see if it covers that bike too.
     
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    <font color=blue> There's still good ATC's out there ? Cool !
     
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    I just rebuilt one of my KX250 forks. It wasn't too hard. Get a book before you start, it helped me out. Take it apart slowlly, and lay the parts out in order as you go.
     
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    excellent bike, I sold mine last year.. they're pretty desireable and I got good money for it.... damn fun bike even in stock form

    mike
     
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    Wow! Cool, there's other CK5ers that are into ATCs. I've got a 200x, but I can't ride it now because I broke my arm last Monday on it when the brakes went out on it and I hit a fence. Ya'll should check out www.3wheelerworld.com it's like the 3 wheeler version of CK5.
     
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    My neighbor down the street happened to come over the other day. He's into quads and stuff like that. We're not friends or anything, he just saw me working so came over to BS. I asked him if he knew anything about fixing forks and he went home and came back with an old 200x he had "laying around" and gave it to me! All it needs is a new motor but the plastic is all trashed. He seemed to think the forks would fit on the 350x. Any ideas?
     
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    What year is the 200x, if it's an 83-85 I don't think they'll work, 86-87 forks might but I'm not sure. Some one at www.3wheelerworld.com would know for sure. If you start parting it out, let me know, I need front brakes and some other stuff, too.
     
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    If I don't build it up myself I'll let you know for sure.
     
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    Cool, thanks.
     

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