Re: Fork/Steering slop?

Lee Snover /
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I'll try to take a pic tomorrow.

I've looked at the parts diagrams online and everything looks in order.

I believe the bearings all seated, but I will recheck.

On the top end, from top to bottom:

1. Large Chrome nut

2. Beveled washer, flat on top, taper on underside that fits into triple tree.

3. Triple tree.

4. Flat washer

5. Top bearing race (screws onto tube.

6. bearing retainer (cage and balls)

7. bearing cup seat.

Everything feels sold up/down. No play. Wheel moves left and right smoothly.

At the top where the tube goes through the triple tree, the tube can move forward and back under load. I.e. when braking, bottom of fork is stopped and pushed toward back of bike. It seems to be piviting at the bottom of the tube, which does not have any apparent slop. At the top, there is a few mm of slop between the triple tree/yoke and the tube. Under load the tube moves toward the front of the hole and then when load releases, it moves back.

I would think the tapered washer that goes on top, before the final large cap, would push into the gap a bit and take up the slop, but it doesn't work that way. In addition, when I look at photos online, the pics I see don't show a tapered washer, just a flat washer, so I'm confused by that. I have another almost identical Maxi Sport that was abused more, has 4 times the miles and the steering is solid, no slop.

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  Fork/Steering slop?Topic by: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 12:07AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 12:41AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 12:50AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 01:32AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 02:04AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 02:24AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 02:26AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 08/21/19 02:57AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 06:47AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 07:48AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Tone It Down Tone It Down 08/21/19 10:38AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 12:30PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Tone It Down Tone It Down 08/21/19 06:32PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Mike Boyd Mike Boyd 08/21/19 06:36PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 08:13PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 12:29PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Tone It Down Tone It Down 08/21/19 10:32AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Daniel '' Daniel '' 08/21/19 01:45AM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Mike Boyd Mike Boyd 08/21/19 04:26PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 04:35PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 05:07PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Mike Boyd Mike Boyd 08/21/19 06:00PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 06:25PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 08:15PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 09:05PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 09:14PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 09:21PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 09:32PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 09:40PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 08/21/19 09:47PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/21/19 05:09PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Norris Hall Norris Hall 08/22/19 04:46PM
  Re: Fork/Steering slop?Re: Lee Snover Lee Snover 08/22/19 06:29PM
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