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reinstalling forks (problems)

Hey guys I am having some issues with getting my forks back on the bike, as you may or may not know I went down last year and been rebuilding my bike and im just about done with it but now I cant seem to get the forks that I have to go back into the trees, I picked up a low mile set up off a 03 cause my original ones got bent. So i go and try fitting the new ones and have a major gap (see pics) I tried loosing the top nut but that didn't seem to help, I even tried another bottom from a buddies bike and still no luck? so im at a stand still here and don't know what else to do??
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I gotta bring my bike down to you and we'll try installing your forks into my triples, at least confirm your forks are straight?
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I hate to say it...are the triples original? How about the frame original? See what I'm getting at.

You need to determine which is tweaked...I'm leaning towards the triples.



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I'm with nobody. Do you see any "stretched" areas in the silver paint? I'd say lower is buggered.

Not what you want to hear but we all know they were not built to take too great of an impact.



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no indication of any damage or stretching, looks fine? I even tried 2 lowers from RIRC51 that he has, top plate looks like new and the forks didn't have a mark on them until yesterday when I was messing around with them trying to fit.. I don't get it..


Matt I think that would at least eliminate something, I could run up to your house again to try it, Oh and btw I jizzed all over your Íhlins forks ya know..

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Oh and btw I jizzed all over your Íhlins forks ya know..
Marking your territory huh?
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Maybe some pictures from other angles....do you have a dial indicator and some v blocks??



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I'm wondering if the steering head is slightly oblong? I've seen it before...not saying it is but if the clamps are good and the forks are true...what else is there in the equation?



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I don't have a dial indicator or blocks for that matter.. as for the steering head being damaged, I doubt it cause everything looks to be in good shape? wouldn't the bearings be kinda messed up and hard to move side to side?

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Jonny...did you put new steering head bearing in? I'm wondering if maybe those are tweaked slightly? Doesn't take much of a misalignment.



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