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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 05:48 PM        Edited By: peaveyplayer on 7 May 2012 01:49
Fork leak help.

Saw smoke as I stopped to check my phone. I get off and see oil all over my calipers and rims. I then realize my fork is busted. My tire also had white patches all over it. I ordered a used fork, pirelli diablo, and a jack stand. My question is, will this jackstand be good enough to remove the fork? I think I ordered the wrong one. (First time changing a fork). Here is the picture of the stand I bought on ebay and under are various pictures of the fork/bought items. Thank you.






Here is the fork I ordered:



Here is my issue:



and lastly, here is the tire I ordered (Pirelli Diablo)



Thank you for your help!

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kaw-rick


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posted May 06, 2012 06:04 PM        
wtf happened? looks like more than a fork seal leak.
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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 06:05 PM        
No idea, I bought a whole fork tho. Kinda glad this happened, I had like 10 miles left on my front tire before it blew.
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Rich


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posted May 06, 2012 06:26 PM        Edited By: Rich on 7 May 2012 02:27
Ouch. That stand will have your forks resting on the stand.

Steering Stem front stand

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/brands/pit-bull




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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 06:28 PM        
dang, thats another 190. any other alternative? This guy doesn't take refunds.
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smokinZX14


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posted May 06, 2012 06:35 PM        
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dang, thats another 190. any other alternative? This guy doesn't take refunds.
I use a engine hoist ( cherry picker ) , strap it around the upper trees and lift it up .. Easy as pie ..
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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 06:36 PM        Edited By: peaveyplayer on 7 May 2012 02:38
Ah, now to find a cherry picker. Don't think I have any buddies that have one.
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smokinZX14


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posted May 06, 2012 06:39 PM        
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Do you mind posting a picture? That would be great man.
If you don't mind waiting till monday night after work .. My cherry picker us at my shop holding up the front end of a goldwing ..
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smokinZX14


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posted May 06, 2012 06:41 PM        
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Ah, now to find a cherry picker. Don't think I have any buddies that have one.
You can rent one for just about any rental place ..Harbor freight has them pretty cheap also..
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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 06:44 PM        
nice, I didn't know that. Well, guess i'll check out lowes tommorrow. is it save to put a jack stand under the engine base for support while the front fort holder is there? Or will this crack something?
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blue07


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posted May 06, 2012 06:44 PM        Edited By: blue07 on 7 May 2012 02:48
Methinks more going on with yer forks than yer lettin on PLUS...a new tire?...what about RIM...new rim as well?????

IF you get a pin type stand...you won't need any jack or anything under there.Pitbull makes a pin stand..but there's lots of em out there.You need to get that frontend free of any stands or stand forks.Anything attaching to the axle,forks...any of that...it won't work.

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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 06:46 PM        
Don't say that blue07 lol, i've had the worst luck this month.
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ryn0cer0s


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posted May 06, 2012 06:47 PM        
I used a ratchet strap, wrapped around one of the ceiling joists to hold the tree when I was rebuilding my CBR. There are better answers, but prob not a cheaper one. If your joists are not exposed in your garage, a solid hook can be screwed into the joist.
Of course, I would take Smokin's offer if you are close enough for that.
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smokinZX14


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posted May 06, 2012 06:47 PM        
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nice, I didn't know that. Well, guess i'll check out lowes tommorrow. is it save to put a jack stand under the engine base for support while the front fort holder is there? Or will this crack something?
The hoist and a good strong strap is all you need to hold it up .. It's not going anywhere ..
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Rich


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posted May 06, 2012 06:50 PM        
You'll want to put the back end on a stand too to help steady the bike while the front end is up.
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blue07


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posted May 06, 2012 06:51 PM        Edited By: blue07 on 7 May 2012 02:53
Okay Peavey...(I had one as well...nice little personal amp)...pretend I didn't say anything


Whatever it was that either hit you,or something seriously slipped and bent that outer tube...I hope YOU'RE okay...you didn't get hurt did ya?Whatever it was...there was LOTS of force right there to do that.

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posted May 06, 2012 07:12 PM        
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nice, I didn't know that. Well, guess i'll check out lowes tommorrow. is it save to put a jack stand under the engine base for support while the front fort holder is there? Or will this crack something?

If you dont support from the tree, it is likely to tip.
I was going to lower my front through the forks using a fork stand and a jackstand under the engine, I narrowly saved the bike from tipping, even with the rear on a stand. I decided to wait on lowering the front.
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posted May 06, 2012 08:17 PM        
Email me dcjens@yahoo.com i have a pair of 14 forks ill give you if you pay shipping. Yes no?
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peaveyplayer


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posted May 06, 2012 08:22 PM        
Ah sorry jens, already bought one and this seller isn't responding back to me : (. I appreciate the offer. As far as ceiling joists, where did you get one? Home depot or something? got a link to one?
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ryn0cer0s


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posted May 06, 2012 09:16 PM        
The ceiling joist is just the beam. If you have a finished garage (mine had no sheetrock hung in the ceiling) you would need to get a heavy duty storage hook to screw into the beam in the ceiling.
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posted May 06, 2012 09:32 PM        
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nice, I didn't know that. Well, guess i'll check out lowes tommorrow. is it save to put a jack stand under the engine base for support while the front fort holder is there? Or will this crack something?


either get the right stand to do a fork change. or like smokin said, use the hoist. I wouldnt mess with jackstands on a 14 period.
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peaveyplayer


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posted May 07, 2012 12:45 AM        
Very well, Thank you.
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eklipse636


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posted May 07, 2012 04:34 AM        Edited By: eklipse636 on 7 May 2012 12:41
It's very obvious that your fork is bent in the picture. What did you hit?
You say you have had bad luck this month. Is it bad luck, or not following routine Maintance like you should? You said you were on your last 10 miles before your front tire was going to blow... That's asking for trouble.

As for replacing your front fork, you might want to pay someone to do it. It's not a very hard job to do, but if you don't have the proper tools it makes it more difficult.

Next time before buying stuff, post here and ask us. A lot of guys here know these bikes front to back (and everything in between) and they will be more than happy to make sure you get what you need.

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If you come in here like goldwingboy/gixxerjohn (we have come to the conclusion it's the same person, or two really dumb people that log on 15 seconds apart) you will get bashed.

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peaveyplayer


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posted May 07, 2012 04:36 AM        
your right about that, how many hours do you think a shop would charge to put it on??
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