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1930's Cruiser Front Forks

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1930's Cruiser Front Forks

Post  Maurice on Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:11 pm

Can anyone enlighten me as to how to tighten the nuts on the studs on the top of the forks?

In my picture you will see that the Links (Part No. 1799, the horizontal part) has two studs going through it. Each stud is a simple stud with no shoulders and has a squared end and a nut at each end.. The hole in the Link is threaded at one end. So it is possible to lock the stud and plate at one end. However if the nut at the other end is tightened it locks the whole assembly solid instead of letting it pivot up and down as the spring compresses and decompresses.

I feel I am being naive and missing a trick. Please sort me out!


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Post  piston 197 on Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:55 pm

Generally speaking with fork links the end of the threaded spindle with the square on is fitted into the threaded link,
First fit the spindle into the non threaded link and tighten that side nut up fully, then fit the spindle into the threaded link and tighten until correct side play is ensured, then fit the lock nut.
That is how it is generally done , but if the 1930's cruiser is different I am sure someone will tell me ?
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