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I've always thought of myself as fairly mechanically inclined. So, when Truelight asked if I could do a little TW fork boot repair for him, I jumped at the chance and offered my time and expertise, free of charge. Matter of fact, I thought this would also be an opportune time to change his seals and fork oil while I was at it, at no additional expense to him.



So, just the other day, Truelight brought over his TW and I thought I would have at it. Here's his Boise State University Bronco Edition TW200 prior to me starting the work. Notice the torn fork boots and leaky right front fork seal.





Now it quite possible my TW manual pages are not in the correct order as I don't think this is what it's suppose to look like when performing fork boot/seal repair!



Oops! Sorry Truelight. I might have overstated my mechanical ability!







Just kidding folks. This is my TW all torn down as I'm in the process of repainting it. Just thought I would have a little fun while working on the two TW's.

 

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Yikes, hope you have a heated garage. I scanned your photos like I use to do with the puzzle pictures in the "Highlights for Children" magazines that I read while waiting in the Dentist's office, no gas tank.. Like you, I generally seem to start some big car/bike project and for some odd reason, always forget to get it cleaned up first. Good luck. Gerry
 

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Here I thought I was doing good tonight taking the seat off and replacing my batteries in our T-dub's (o; Good luck, hope to see finished photos soon. OMM.
 

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Yikes, hope you have a heated garage. I scanned your photos like I use to do with the puzzle pictures in the "Highlights for Children" magazines that I read while waiting in the Dentist's office, no gas tank.. Like you, I generally seem to start some big car/bike project and for some odd reason, always forget to get it cleaned up first. Good luck. Gerry


Gerry, you got it, I put a wood stove in the shop this year and it's come in pretty handy. Doesn't heat the shop to sauna temps as I have to insulate it (which will help in the summer temps too), but it takes the nip out of the cold air.



I think you will see something somewhat familiar in the lower right photo of the collage on my "roller bench", and I put it in the photo just for you! I hear ya on cleaning the stuff before you start. I would have washed it prior, but it was to darn cold out. I now have to pay the price for that as I have to "bucket" wash everything now.



Too funny! Good luck with the painting and the rebuild. Post a photo of the new look when you're finished. Jeff


Hadn't really thought to post a photo of it when I'm done to "show" what I did, but at your mentioning it, maybe I will. Might inspire someone else that was thinking along these lines to tackle the job. I should have started earlier in the winter, as we are now having some warm days, and I was wishing I was out riding instead of cleaning, painting, and putting back together. Hope to be done in a couple of weeks.



Here I thought I was doing good tonight taking the seat off and replacing my batteries in our T-dub's (o; Good luck, hope to see finished photos soon. OMM.


Well, up until this project I was with you all the way. Only had the seat off.
On this bike anyway. Don't know if you can see it, but I put red tape on the electrical harness (spinal cord I call it), and labeled what they go to when I have to reassemble. Spinal cord is layed out fairly matter of fact and in order, but I wanted to make sure. I'm forgetful sometimes (all the time according to my wife). Giggle
 
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