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Old 05-19-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Finally got some time to work on my project. I had bought some 72 forks off an e-site and started to disassemble them to see what I had. I have what I think to be a 68 frame and am going to make bearing adapters to run these forks in my frame using pre OIF neck bearings. Now to the point... I started tearing apart the forks and realized they seemed long. I got the fork tube caps off, drained the oil, and found spacers above the springs. Then I found a little "Forking by Frank" logo on one of the tubes. When I bought the forks there was no mention that these were extended, so I am trying to figure out if the springs are a stock length and if I take out the spacers will it drop the front end down to stock height. Are the tube's extended also if spacers are in the tubes? I am just trying to get the frame to sit parallel to the ground. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: 72 Triumph forks

The springs look to be stock length, about 19 1/8". Stock tubes are about 22".

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thanks old.wrench ...ok, just measured the tubes and they seem to be around 22". So can I run the forks and get back to stock height by just removing the spacers?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Chevota, I can't say for sure because I don't know what all you have sitting in front of you. Take a look at a parts diagram for the fork and if the rest of what you have matches up, I think you should be good. If you don't have a parts book there is one avalible in the archives here on the board. Take a look at the seals at the top of the sliders and the o-ring seal on the valve while your at it, if they're in poor shape, it's real easy to replace them. When you put things back together don't forget the little seal that goes at the very bottom of the damper tube.

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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Yea I'm planning on new seals, thanks for your help.
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