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jockywilson11 posted:

Hi folks, I am looking to remove my front forks, what's the best way of doing it without removing the body? What size socket do you need to undo the lock nut on the top of the fork housing, and what's the best way to disconnect the steering? Cheers John
posted on: 23/04/2015 18:47:50

Karl posted:

Hi John, the securing nut is 31mm, so you'd need a 32er (1¼") socket. I've never done a body on fork removal, but from what I've experienced with the body off I would assume it's not possible. Not having a 32er socket or fixed jaw spanner I've always used a massive adjustable. The force required is quite incredible, so I locked the forks with a stable wooden beam to counteract the torque. The T bar would have to be so long it wouldn't fit inside the wheel well, with one that would fit I don't think you could produce enough force to loosen the nut. If the fork has been removed in the past the nut might not be so tight as from the factory. Anyway give it a try and good luck. To remove the steering bar just pop it off the ball, a bit of force is required or maybe try with a lever. Av phun. Karl.
posted on: 23/04/2015 21:43:07

jockywilson11 posted:

31 mm socket ordered :-) I ordered a deep one with a 1/2 inch drive, it looks possible with the light out, it looks like the hole was made for that. I already have an 18" t bar. So with a bit of luck and a big bit of wood I'll manage - thanks for the tip
posted on: 23/04/2015 22:12:46

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there John I have had a socket made just for the job let me know if you want to lend it Bye Chas
posted on: 24/04/2015 09:43:46

jockywilson11 posted:

It worked perfectly using the 31mm socket and 1/2" drive T bar. Just need to replace my brake cable now - ah the joys of C5s :-)
posted on: 29/04/2015 19:34:18

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Great well done when you get time photos would be great ...... Bye Chas
posted on: 29/04/2015 21:38:10

jockywilson11 posted:

I'll see what I can do. :-)
posted on: 29/04/2015 21:53:07

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Ok \:d/ :-s \:d/ \:d/
posted on: 30/04/2015 06:28:00

jockywilson11 posted:

Here Goes
posted on: 30/04/2015 13:50:15

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi alli here is that spanner that I had made And if you want it you can borror it to fit the mod
posted on: 30/04/2015 14:41:05

Karl posted:

Hi John, good to see you manged it, also thanks for the photos, I now understand how you were going about it. Untill I saw the photo I was baffled, I thought you were going from underneath. I was also supprised to see a 31mm socket was available, all the sets I've seen they jump from 30mm to 32. Av phun. Karl.
posted on: 01/05/2015 18:30:10

Karl posted:

Hi John, good to see you manged it, also thanks for the photos, I now understand how you were going about it. Untill I saw the photo I was baffled, I thought you were going from underneath. I was also supprised to see a 31mm socket was available, all the sets I've seen they jump from 30mm to 32. Av phun. Karl.
posted on: 01/05/2015 18:38:35