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    Stanchion removal from Lug
    on: 07 Apr 22, 11:17:12
    07 Apr 22, 11:17:12
    2013 stock standard Z1000sx

    Hi all, I hope you can advise.

    Due to some stone chipping and subsequent pitting I now have to replace the stanchions on the forks for the above bike. I have replaced fork oil, seals and bearings in the past for this bike so I am happy to break the fork component parts down.

    I have not at any point removed the brake/axle lugs from the stanchion before.

    I found on this forum a thread started by CodejACK ( https://www.z1000sx.co.uk/index.php/topic,12435.0.html ) which gives a brief explanation of how they did it.

    Having checked for any retaining grub screws of which I cannot find, would I be correct in heating the interface between the lug and the stanchion to break down the thread-lock?

    I do have one concern however, in the pic attached on the inside of each fork-leg, specifically on the lugs, there is a blue paint dot, on what may be a small cover plate. Could this be the location of any retainer screw for the stanchion?


    Many thanks

    D.

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    Re: Stanchion removal from Lug
    Reply #1 on: 08 Apr 22, 12:26:07
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    Hi. Nope there is nothing under the blue dots.

    However, there is an allen bolt directly under the axle hole.
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    Re: Stanchion removal from Lug
    Reply #2 on: 08 Apr 22, 01:24:13
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    My understanding is that holds the internal suspension components in place.

    If my thinking is correct, I should be able to remove the stanchions by unscrewing from the lug and not displace the internals?

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    Thanks for your reply whyhaveone.

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    Re: Stanchion removal from Lug
    Reply #3 on: 03 Aug 22, 02:06:06
    03 Aug 22, 02:06:06
    Hey, Im a tad late seeing this but...

    It would be wise to remove the contents of the form before trying to remove the stanchion. Unless you have some other way to clamp the tube, you'll need to pass something through the bleed holes to use as leverage. These holes are not designed for this purpose so be careful you don't deform them. I used a hot air gun that puts out roughly 500c temp to heat all around the fork joint (for about 30 seconds i think) and using very light pressure, start to untwist the tube. Once it breaks loose, undo it more and then tighten a little and keep doing that while re-applying heat every so often. There is very little force needed really.

    Make sure to re-fit with the correct compound to ensure new ones do not un-thread or leak through the joint

     



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