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Hey Guys,

Some of you may remember seeing my post about the Factory giving me a very large discount on the replacement of my front forks and triple trees. I've been working on this today and now have the triple trees and forks in hand.

The lower triple tree has an axle with a bearing on it. I can't seem to get this out. Is this stuff pressed on in place and come with a new triple tree or do I need to continue trying to get these loose? I have to send my triple trees and front forks back to the factory before they will send me new chrome. Any thoughts? .....Thanks!
 

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Thanks Lamont....we'll do just that. What about the bearing, should I leave in on the stem bolt also?
 

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Lamont,

....or anyone else with much needed info, I just received my front end from the factory and plan to put it back together tomorrow. Wooooooohooooooooo!!!!!!!

I have a couple questions about the re-assembly.

1. Are there any alignment proceedures to follow to align the front wheel or is everything just bolt in place?

2. Any idea about torque spec.'s on which bolts?

Thanks for any info offered.
 

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Ricky...The bearings should just slide off. The pinch bolt torque on both triple trees for all bolts is 40 ft/lbs.. The axle pinch bolt is also 40 ft/lbs. The axle torque is 50 ft/lbs. The center bolt in the middle of the upper tree should be torqued to where the steering has just slight resistance when the bike's front end is off the ground with no play when you try to move the forks....Joe
PS. I'm not sure which steering neck you have but the new style uses wider bearings and a longer stem than the old style steering neck.
Been there, done that!
You can call me at 973-537-7695 if you encounter a problem. I don't no a lot of **** but this routine I know cold.
 

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zenbiker said:
Ricky...The bearings should just slide off. The pinch bolt torque on both triple trees for all bolts is 40 ft/lbs.. The axle pinch bolt is also 40 ft/lbs. The axle torque is 50 ft/lbs. The center bolt in the middle of the upper tree should be torqued to where the steering has just slight resistance when the bike's front end is off the ground with no play when you try to move the forks....Joe
PS. I'm not sure which steering neck you have but the new style uses wider bearings and a longer stem than the old style steering neck.
Been there, done that!
You can call me at 973-537-7695 if you encounter a problem. I don't no a lot of sheet but this routine I know cold.
Thanks Joe. I have a 2002 BB if that helps. The new forks have the new 80lb springs. I guess I'll have to ride it a while before I figure out how tight to adjust these springs. The old springs would bottom out on a medium sized bump even though I had them tightened all the way down. This is suppose to be the same front end they are installing on all the new models. Man, I DO like new chrome!

I'm printing out your reply and I may take you up on your offer to call.

Thanks again.
 

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Ricky

I just looked in the Boss Owners Manual ... Here are the numbers I found there.

Steering Stem 55 foot lb
Riser Bolts 45 foot lb
Pinch Bolts 40 foot lb
Caliper Bracket 45 foot lb
Caliper Mount 30 foot lb
Front Axle 50 foot lb

This info was listed in the front of Section Three

If you go to the section regarding install of front wheel there are a couple contradictions. Here it shows:

Pinch Bolts 25 foot lb (compare to 40)
Caliper Mount 25 foot lb (compare to 30)

Hummmm ... May want to give a dealer or the factory a call and see if you can get those two descrepancies cleared up. The manual I have and referring to is "2003 Owners Manual". Being an A&P Mechanic I torque EVERYTHING ...

Don
 

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Thanks Don.

Paint Update: I spoke to the painter today and told him about the Maggie Valley trip I have planned and asked if he thought he would have the paint back to me by then. He said that he plans to have the parts complete and ship them back to me by the end of next week....that's May 20th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH BABY!!!!!!!!!.

I like it when a plan comes together! I hope there are no interruptions. They seem to follow me like gnats after a southern yard dog's butt.
 

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Rick...I don't think you'll bottom out the new springs. The fact is I find them a little too stiff even when the tension adjusters are fush with the top of the forks. In terms of the torque specs, 40 ft/lbs for the pinch bolts works fine for me and I've always used 25 ft/lbs for all of the brake components. Never amy problem with these specs but I think some intuitive tightening is just as good. 25 lbs on the pinch bo;ts just seems too loose e to me and I'd do the 40....Joe
 
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