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> installing Fork Sliders, cant get them back in
traveler5558
post Apr 16 2014, 07:13 PM
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05 Ultra Classic right fork slider. They came out with no issues. Cannot get them to slide back up. Have taken the bolt from the clamp threaded it in from the back using a piece of steel in the slot to spread, but still no luck. Have tried to beat them back in place with a rubber mallet but springs take up most of the impact. Took the spring out, can then drive it up to where I need to put spring back in,then same old problem.
Any suggestions? Taking the triple tree apart help? I am out of idea's
Appreciate any response
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post Apr 16 2014, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE(traveler5558 @ Apr 16 2014, 08:13 PM) *
05 Ultra Classic right fork slider. They came out with no issues. Cannot get them to slide back up. Have taken the bolt from the clamp threaded it in from the back using a piece of steel in the slot to spread, but still no luck. Have tried to beat them back in place with a rubber mallet but springs take up most of the impact. Took the spring out, can then drive it up to where I need to put spring back in,then same old problem.
Any suggestions? Taking the triple tree apart help? I am out of idea's
Appreciate any response


Had the same thing happen to me.

With piston installed and spring installed I beat it from the bottom, with a rubber mallet. Eventually it started sliding in. I greased the top tube and triple tree with fork oil; helped. BTW: spreading out the triple tree clamp is how I did it too.

Don't know it the metal expands once you get the forks out but mine did the same thing!

Good luck.

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post Apr 17 2014, 12:00 AM
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Now that you mention it, I remember having a hell of a time with that job on my 2001 FLHT. If I recall correctly, I also hammered a wedge in to the triple tree clamps to spread them a bit, then I think I did some light sanding of the bore to make sure there were no burrs then lube. Really fucked up my rubber mallet pounding them in.

you could try heating the triple trees; but I'd do it with a heat gun and stay away from wiring. An open flame will probably be a bad idea on a bagger with all the wires you could fuck up.
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post Apr 17 2014, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for the replies, We have a small cylinder hone at work, I am going to try that this weekend. Painting the inner fairing and installing 14" bagger bars has turned into a long term deal due to the F---in fork slider
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post Apr 17 2014, 06:40 PM
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Patience and Lube.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

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post Apr 21 2014, 10:50 AM
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Got them in. used a large 1/2 round file. filed away for about 10 minutes honed them down smooth, lubed it up and in it went with just a little beating from a rubber hammer. Now I can get the new bars and inner fairing all wired up.

leave around May 3 or 4 for Austin Tx, then up to the Black Hill's of SD to see relatives then back to Indiana.
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post Apr 21 2014, 12:10 PM
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Glad you got it fixed.

Also, you can't say, ". . . lubed it up and in it went with just a little beating . . ." around here, either! This place is loaded with pervs . . . (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Apr 21 2014, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE(Spurrs @ Apr 21 2014, 12:10 PM) *
Glad you got it fixed.

Also, you can't say, ". . . lubed it up and in it went with just a little beating . . ." around here, either! This place is loaded with pervs . . . (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)



Dot always told me, "if you spit on it first, it goes in a lot easier." Never had to use a hammer tho, altho she always claimed I had a pile drivin' ass. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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QUOTE(Buck @ Apr 21 2014, 12:29 PM) *
Dot always told me, "if you spit on it first, it goes in a lot easier." Never had to use a hammer tho, altho she always claimed I had a pile drivin' ass. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)


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post Apr 21 2014, 06:15 PM
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