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kestrel 69 fork construction question

Post  johnh on Thu May 18, 2017 9:30 am

HI all, My Kestrel 69 rebuilt is progressing. I need to replace the fork suspension bushes. I understand that I have to remove the caps fitted to the top of the fork tubes before I can tap out the bushes.. Are these caps screwed on, braised, or friction fitted. what's the best/easiest way of removing them. I don't want to wreck them. Many thanks johnh

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Fork caps

Post  piston 197 on Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am

Just looked at a spare pair of Kestrel 69 forks I have and the caps are brazed on, you will have to heat them up with oxy/acetylene torch sufficiently hot to melt the braze before you remove them,
and braze back on once the bushes have been replaced
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Re: kestrel 69 fork construction question

Post  johnh on Thu May 18, 2017 10:53 am

HI JH many thanks for your assistance once again. I'll enlist the assistance of my brother-in-law, the oxy expert.

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