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Re: Fork Fitting woes.
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2011, 07:59:31 pm »
I had to thin the top tree to even get the steer tube flush with the top of the triple tree. My steer "tube" was actually a solid shaft... So tapping into it was possible. 

It looks like yr flush right now as it stands so if you thin that thing out you should be good.

I did all my rough cuts with an angle grinder and a cutoff disc, then I cleaned that up with a regular grinding wheel. Finally I cleaned it up with a carbide dremel bit. (use lube to keep the tool cutting well.) It wasn't fun at all but persistence pays off.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 08:01:41 pm by Slink »
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Re: Fork Fitting woes.
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2011, 08:16:08 pm »
good to hear, just wanted to know I was heading in the right direction.

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These are challenges I put myself through to keep from sitting still.
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