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Today i replaced the fork seals. One fork went well. Fork 2 not so well. There is a tapered bushing, spring, and washer on the very bottom. It came off. My service manual doesnt show how these go. Cheap cycle shows it as washer, spring, bushing looking from the top down. Which way does the taper go? Can anyone post a drawing or picture how these go.
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taper up...........
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Today i replaced the fork seals. One fork went well. Fork 2 not so well. There is a tapered bushing, spring, and washer on the very bottom. It came off. My service manual doesnt show how these go. Cheap cycle shows it as washer, spring, bushing looking from the top down. Which way does the taper go? Can anyone post a drawing or picture how these go.
http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...m4555#sch49563
This diagram from Bike Bandit is missing 2 parts that are shown on page 378 of my Clymers manual.

Inside the box numbered 44022 are 4 pieces from top to bottom are the 1-damper rod, 2-damper rod piston (looks like a washer or ring), 3- a cylindrical spring with 3-4 coils, and 4.-the "oil lock piece" which is tapered at the top.

Below that assembly are two pieces not shown on the BB link diagram.
They are a 1.- "valve" which looks like bushing or upsidedown "Top hat". Below that is 2.- a tapered or cone shaped spring-large end on the bottom.

Hope that helps.

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Gordon, I think those are the small spring an washer I thought I put back wrong. So assembling it from the very end its the taper bushing, taper up first. Then the washer, and then the spring

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Gordon, I think those are the small spring an washer I thought I put back wrong. So assembling it from the very end its the taper bushing, taper up first. Then the washer, and then the spring
I have not performed this procedeure. I am just going by what I can see on the diagrams and photos in the manual.

I think you still have it out of order. Re-read my last post. The parts are listed fitting onto the damper rod top to bottom, not bottom to top. Look at the Bike Bandit diagram to establish the order in your mind.

These two parts are not on the diagram:
The "top hat" shaped valve fits into the bottom of the oil lock piece. Then the second spring is between the valve and the bottom end of the lower fork tube. The allen head bolt passes through the end of the tube, spring, valve and screws into the oil lock piece, as near as I can tell from the diagram and pictures in the book.

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Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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I assume you are not talking about the rebound spring, but the small spring at the very 'bottom' end of the fork.......... so from the 'bottom' of the fork you have; spring, "hat" valve (brim 'up'), lock piece with taper 'up'.
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From Lance's (Ron Mullinix) "Replacing Fork Seals" instructions:
(abbreviated for clarity)

1) Slide the small rebound spring inside the inner tube...slide the damper rod all the way down the tube.

2) Install the long fork spring, spring seat "washer" and spacer tube into the inner tube.

3) (Skipped -- not pertinent to assembly order)

4) Use a little grease on the oil lock piece "tapered end" and slide on the damper rod.

5) Take the spring "tapered side" and press on the valve, put a little grease on the flat side of valve and install in the oil lock piece.


6) Take the outer tube "slider," install the small drain bolt then slide over the damper rod and inner tube until it hits bottom.

7) Install 6mm Allen bolt to proper torque specs.

8) Slide the "brass" outer fork bushing and washer down the fork tube.

9) & 10) Slide the Fork Oil Seal down the fork tube and press into place.

11) Install the retaining ring.

12) Slide the fork dust seal down and repeat above process for oil seal.

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Thought this might help.

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I assume you are not talking about the rebound spring, but the small spring at the very 'bottom' end of the fork.......... so from the 'bottom' of the fork you have; spring, "hat" valve (brim 'up'), lock piece with taper 'up'.
Sounds right now.

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H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
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Got it done. Glad I took the other fork back apart as it was messed up as the little spring thing fell out. Ok now good. Two new tires, new fork seals, new windshield. Now for sticker time.
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