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Plover Front Forks

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Plover Front Forks

Post  Rex Stewart on Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:32 pm

Another question, the Front Forks on my Plover need a bit of attention.

One side seems locked solid, no movement. There are metal shrouds which seem upside down and these look like the only way to correct this, is to dismantle the forks
How do these forks come apart?

Has anybody had this problem or have any advise? Better to ask first.

Thanks

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Re: Plover Front Forks

Post  Rex Stewart on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:45 pm

I was wrong about the shrouds being on up side down, They slide up to the top of the leg. The seized leg is still seized. I have put de-block on the top of the slider. I took the bolt which I thought was the drain hole no oil came out.

Would you have expected oil to come out?

If so how do you get oil in to the leg.

Apart from that I think everything is going ok.

I have a Fulmar its forks look like a standard bike Fork oil in the top.

Any help welcome.

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Post  piston 197 on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:51 pm

When they are seized , what normally comes out is water, so looks like you are in a better situation than some ?
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Re: Plover Front Forks

Post  Rex Stewart on Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Thanks I will see how tis de-block goes.

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Post  keith livingstone on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:18 am

Hi Rex

I had the same problem with my plover forks, one leg fine one seized. In the end I had to apply heat which eventually allowed the leg to be freed up. Luckily where the paint had discoloured was covered when forks re-assembled. Patience wins out in the end.

Best of luck
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Re: Plover Front Forks

Post  Rex Stewart on Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks Keith I will try that.

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Re: Plover Front Forks

Post  Rex Stewart on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:33 pm

Folks I got the forks dismantled with the help of a friend.

We took what I thought where drain plugs out, put a bar in the hole for the mudguard support at the bottom and a few hard hits on the bar and the bottom of the fork leg slid out.

The springs are ok, the seals are brass and look ok.

At first I wondered why there was no oil in either leg and they looked like there was grease rather than oil.

Anyone know if there should be oil in these legs? If so how much?

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