Date: 31-05-20  Time: 23:02 PM

Author Topic: MK1 and MK2 Front Forks  (Read 679 times)

Olly

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MK1 and MK2 Front Forks
« on: 21 July 2014, 10:08:42 AM »
I'm after some info please.
My right fork won't stop leaking, even after numerous seal changes. When I last stripped it down I found pitting on the tube.
I've managed to get a pair of used forks from 'thebikehut' hoping for an oil and seal change followed by a straight swap. They turned up but are mark 1 forks and I have mark 2's. I have no problems fitting the mark 1's but I like the idea of the pre-loaders on the top of the 2's.

Here's the questions - can I fit the tensioners from the 2's straight onto the 1's? Are the tensioners the only difference between them or will I need to rob more bits out of the 2's?

Cheers.

richfzs

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Re: MK1 and MK2 Front Forks
« Reply #1 on: 21 July 2014, 10:19:41 AM »
Yeah, the spacers are different lengths (will be obvious when you pull them apart and compare). I think the bottom ends are the same - certainly, you can put the adjusters (and spacers) from your forks onto the new ones. Many people have done.

Olly

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Re: MK1 and MK2 Front Forks
« Reply #2 on: 21 July 2014, 01:48:06 PM »
Fantastic. I was hoping that was the case.

Thanks for the help.  :D