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Old 05-18-2017, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default ULH pogo maintenance

So had the bushing a while and a job that needed doing
But I the stick is worn also the upper pivot which has a nice sort of rivet
I'm reaching the point now where I have to stop And think
Just chuck on aftermarket to make it good.
Stay original or make like new ?
Side stand is about to go colonel mustard (that's like king custard )
Bottom rails are flat
Where do you stop ?
Also I have to ride it which I do most days .
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Old 05-21-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: ULH pogo maintenance

To save the original pogo, I would find, or make a oversize bushing. The rivet, should be something you can make, from a larger rivet, or from stock round stock and a beading hammer, or a blunted center punch, after predrilling both ends of the round stock, so it will fold over onto the lands.

The bottom rails look scary, as if they are collapsed, they must be paper thin, which would fail under a hard pothole hit. I would take a very very small drill, or punch, and see how thick they are. If paper thin, they can be sectioned back to round, by someone who has good welding skills. Or, cut away the thin, and leave the rest, weld in a section, and grind/prime/paint. On either end, I would slug it, for support on the end cuts. In this case, more, IS better.

They could be just crushed, from years of loading on a trailer, or going over a speed bump/highspots, and not paper thin. But, either way, I would look and try for some repair.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:46 PM   #3
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Yeah Richbob, fix it. It's a cool bike & well worth the time if you ride it daily.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:11 PM   #4
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Even the side stand can be built up and ground to original.

Gotta' keep her going, and stay ahead on the maintenance.
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When you drill a hole in tubing it loses a lot of its strength. There must be other non invasive ways to check wall thickness. Plumbers maybe? Sonar? Ultrasound? Just tapping with a hammer along the section to check for a change in ping?
I can supply tubing sections prebent for that area but once you take everything apart on a fine running bike you suddenly find other areas that need attention and the bike stays apart for a long time. Personally I would just ride and regularly inspect for cracks.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:50 AM   #6
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Shovithead the problem with the undersized bushing is the pogo is snug on the bottom end but worn at the top, so you would have to put bushing on top of pogo first, fit pogo and then drive into frame with a long tube or something.
With the possibility that if your clearences are not spot on whole lot be jammed in there.
But could work.

Stormin yea side stand is easy build up with weld, But thats 80 years of wear maybe do another 80 before tip drops off.

Von im loath to repair frame I've been riding it like that 20 years, like you say monitor.
If i fix then it will turn into a resto job for sure.
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