Date: 15-10-18  Time: 16:48 PM

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black plastic fork cover
« on: 17 April 2018, 09:30:08 PM »
I need to remove the black fork cover from the top of the lower fork.


Are they easy do i rotate it and pull or what.
I don't want to damage the Alu or the fork cover...

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Re: black plastic fork cover
« Reply #1 on: 17 April 2018, 10:22:50 PM »
I need to remove the black fork cover from the top of the lower fork.


Are they easy do i rotate it and pull or what.
I don't want to damage the Alu or the fork cover...


The fork cover clips into a recess on the lower fork leg (search for pic of lower fork leg) try using your fingers to push it up or wrap something around the lower leg & carefully use a small screwdriver.
You don't need to remove them for any fork work ie fork seal replacement. 

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Re: black plastic fork cover
« Reply #2 on: 17 April 2018, 11:23:25 PM »
the lower fork legs are going to be vapour blasted to clean them up so they need to be striped.

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Re: black plastic fork cover
« Reply #3 on: 17 April 2018, 11:40:01 PM »
Hiya excuse a silly question but what is vapour blasting, sand, grit and bead I understand but vapour blasting???? Is it a sort of steam clean?
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Re: black plastic fork cover
« Reply #4 on: 18 April 2018, 08:28:04 AM »
its high pressure water with grit in
its a softer approach than typical sandblasting and often better as it gives a smoother more uniform finish


so many people have carbs done this way but i am not a fan as the grit is not soluble and gets everywhere
stripped engines with big holes are fine and can be flushed but carbs should be soda blasted
(just for future refference that last bit - and im looking into starting a soda blasting/ultrasonic service when i get to preston lol)

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Re: black plastic fork cover
« Reply #5 on: 18 April 2018, 09:29:56 PM »