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Old 02-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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Bourget Phython, problem with springer

hello all together. i am new in this forum, bought my first chopper last week and have some problems with it. hopefully you can help me out a bit.

first of all the triplebearing was worn and the link from the fork to the brake caliber as well. OK, all done.

now i realize that the front wheel is still bumping a bit, for my understanding too much and i saw that the springs are not doing anything.
is there maybe too much tension? is the lower rocker maintained the wrong way and it is stuck so it can not move?

Any idea

thank you for the help


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Old 02-12-2013, 05:05 AM
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First of all you need to be a little more descriptive of the problems your having, and more info would be helpful such as what kind of front end your running, it sounds like a springer. And not sure what you mean by the wheel is bumping? And when you refer to the link are you talking about the caliber bracket? Also post some pictures that would be very helpful for sure.
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sorry, didn't know that other front end but the springer has springs.
anyways, the wheel is bumping and bouncing in the fork, not into the springs. it looks like there is too much tension in the spring. even if you pull the front brake while try to push the fork down, it seems like the hole thing is stuck. no movement at all.
the caliber link is the rod with the two heimjoints which were worn but fixed (caused the front end also shaking while braking)

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:57 AM
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sorry, didn't know that other front end but the springer has springs.
anyways, the wheel is bumping and bouncing in the fork, not into the springs. it looks like there is too much tension in the spring. even if you pull the front brake while try to push the fork down, it seems like the hole thing is stuck. no movement at all.
the caliber link is the rod with the two heimjoints which were worn but fixed (caused the front end also shaking while braking)

hope this will clarify a bit

thomas
Sounds like your rockers are not moving?
You may wanna first try to use penetrating lubricants everywhere where it might have ceased.

If no result- You may need to disassemble and rebuild the springer.


Without the front wheel Try to decompress
the springs using some sort of stock or improvisational compression tool or a ratchet belt( search the CC OR The net for disassembling the springer.)


If you fail - i guess you can carefully unscrew top nuts and let the springs shoot out-somewhere safe- perhaps into a heavy towel. Don,t hurt yourself.

Once disassembled clean and lube everything, assemble without springs and check if rockers and other parts move smoothly. See if bushings failed and need replacement.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 PM
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yes, this is what is my second thought. the rocker is too tight and does not move. maybe it it assembled the wrong way? does a drawing or so exist where i can see the parts and order for assembling?
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:40 AM
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is there an instruction how to rebuild the springer? torque value etc? the rocker need some free play to move i think, in which order are all washers and nuts etc assembled? sorry to ask all these stupid questions, but this is my first springer and have no experience with it.
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like to have an instruction how to assemble the rocker and spring. what is the tourqe for the springer and in which order has the rocker to be done? is there some kind of freeplay to make the rocker move? special order how to put all washers and nuts together?
sorry for these stupid questions, but it is my first springer and i dont have any experience with it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:49 AM
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thank you, already in touch. the whole frontend is messed up by somebody putting it together with wrong parts. hope to have it fixed soon.
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