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Those lines won't last forever, will they - even rated ones. Well, the little lines to the cap and to the overflow seemed ok and since the PO eliminated the in-tank filter that left just the rotted line I replaced (I think?). I don't remember any other lines.


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the little ones are single layer, so like the inner of the fuel line that was all that was left, they're all fuel submersible.

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Looks like they lowered the front a bit but overall in good condition, nice buy!

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Yes, the PO lowered the bike - BY DRAINING ALL THE FORK FLUID OUT!!!

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Lol.. A customer bought a vintage gsxr750 slab side for me to turn into a vintage race bike, It was bought as a unfinished project but complete. It also had no oil in the forks and it could have not leaked out, who drains a set of forks and goes to the trouble of re-assembling them on the bike with no oil?

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Pulled the right fork off today and disassembled. To my eye, it didn't look like the manual or any of the videos on the process. Had an anodized green bit that fits the 17mm wrench at the top that had three pins poking into a single metal washer - the manual mentioned a whole lot more "washers" that weren't there. It was very clean, but I knew the fork oil was at least three years old and possibly as much as 11 so I am glad I did it - it was roughly about half the 440cc that were supposed to be in there. Funny thing, the left one does not have the allen bolt at the very bottom of the fork (for the rebound rod?)- is that normal? I will refresh the oil in the left one this week, but to be honest the forks handle great right now,... would like to clear up why the left one is different before I take it apart.

Perhaps I will regret it, but I did not replace the oil seal while I was in there, it has shown no sign of leaking in 60 miles so maybe it is alright.


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Don't think I've got the fork quite right, going to have to pull it off again. But it is good enough for a ride in the sunshine today.


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Both legs come apart the same unless someone changed something. Remember the left side has the threaded axle adapter you need to remove first to access the damper assembly bolt.

I also would be wary of the brake line routing at the caliper shown in the picture, the line should be pointing up not forward looks like the wrong lines fitted and that could lead to a line failure. Test them fully through travel to make sure the line is not going to pull out or get pushed into the wheel/tire and ripped off.
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Ah-Ha! Yes, the left one does have that threaded insert, that's the explanation, thanks.

I did move the brake line after a quick test ride, the cabling is really tricky behind the speedo with all the relocation of the wiring and I was focused more on that.

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Cool Dart screen installed

I ordered the Triumph Scrambler one, but they are all pretty much the same. Going to go try it out.




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I also would be wary of the brake line routing at the caliper shown in the picture, the line should be pointing up not forward looks like the wrong lines fitted and that could lead to a line failure. Test them fully through travel to make sure the line is not going to pull out or get pushed into the wheel/tire and ripped off.
Great spot! I just want to say, your contributions to this forum are incredibly valuable. You’ve certainly made my life as a 900ss *owner/repairer much easier. So thanks!

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