Main Motorcycle: 2001 Triumph Trophy 1200
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: MIlk River, Alberta, Canada
He checked the bushings on the inner tube and then secured it in the outer leg again using the air impact wrench. He then assembled the bush washer oil seal,circlip and the dust seal. The inner forks or tubes then able able to be compressed into the outer tube.
I put them in the trunk and several days later I took them out of the trunk and they would not compress.
If they would compress all I had to do was compress them ,put in the oil then put in the springs,spacer and the top bolt. Then just reinstall them on the bike.
I have tried to heat them to loosen them up and that did not work. I have put a piece of wood on the top tube and hit it with a hammer -that did not work. I have moved the outer tube around hoping that -that would do it-with no luck.
There must be something binding.
Should I loosen the damper rod and the damper rod bolt a bitin the hopes that it will free itself? I do not want to use a sledge hammer. Perhaps the air impact wrench tightened damper rod to much.
Or should I just start all over and remove the oil seal ?