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    Need help with early forks!

    I need to know if 89 tw forks require you to remove the damper rod from the top with an extension or if it is bolted into the bottom. I know the early forks are different. Just not how... Busted fork seals in case you were wondering. Also what size hex will i need if you go in from the top? Thanks

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    I'd assume your '89 is the same as my '95. They come apart from the top. I made a tool by threading some 1/2 nuts on a piece of threaded rod then welding them in place. It's supposed to be 19mm (.748") but 1/2" nuts are .740" flat to flat and they worked fine. Length of mine is 17". Here's a pic. Click to make big.

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    I'm not sure I can do that. Are there other options? My friend has hex tools for it but he used 14mm on his ttr125.

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    You don't have to weld the nuts to the rod. You can use 2 nuts on each end tighten to each other.

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    Did you read the tutorial by B-dub? He used a 12mm coupling nut (longer than a std nut) stuck into a 19mm socket on the end of a couple of extensions. Its about 1/4 down on the page of the tutorial. Again....a 1/2" coupling nut will work too.

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    Lots of ways to skin a cat...........................

    I think this is a 3/4" bolt, nut, and washer -- could be 19mm. I used a deep 3/4' socket and long extension and a piece of duct tape. Worked well and was cheap.



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    I saw somebody used a 19mm socket, and a 12mm coupling nut. So I will try that this weekend.

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    my head with oil; My cup overflows. (New American Standard Bible)

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