CT70 Fork Questions

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  1. bjf

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but I have a few questions about the fork.

    I'm taking mine apart and I have the pins out of the piston slides yet the piston slides won't move. How do I get them off the fork legs?

    Next question, I'm rechroming some stuff and was wondering if I could do the fork legs.

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  3. bjf

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    Hit them off. They are trash. Yes you can rechrome them


    Buildin them the old fashion way, one at a time.
     
  5. racerx

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    These lower fork legs can be re-chromed to a far better quality than original; done right, the results are stunning. But, afterward the upper piston slides may no longer fit. If you run into this, it's pretty easy for a machine shop to remove the plating from the topmost 1.0". Or, if you're a bit talented, brave, and patient, the affected area can be sanded, or ground, by hand.
     
  6. bjf

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    Cool thanks

    I got the slides off. Still is the outside supposed to come off? Should I replace them?
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    The outsides are NOT supposed to come off. They often break, and fall off, especially when they're removed from the legs. They are usually worn out, and should be replaced. Unless maybe they have been replaced before and are still in good condition.
     
  8. racerx

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    Those metal collars, seen at the upper end of the inner fork legs, are only the backing material. There was a Delrin plastic outer shell and that's the part that locates the fork leg securely inside the outer/upper section. Without intact plastic, your fork swill have more slop than the federal budget...and the steering will be dangerously loose.

    Those upper piston slides are readily available, for the princely sum of $8 each.
     
  9. bjf

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    Good to know. Will add to list.
     

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