Fork removal

The US models of the Corsaro were called Hurricane, Cyclone or Jaguar.
In the US, Sbarazzino was called Thunder Chief
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Riceman
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Fork removal

Post by Riceman » 26 Mar 2019, 19:07

Hi,

I am having difficulty removing the forks from my Sbarazzino, I have tried tapping the top plate with a hammer (see photo) but I am afraid to use too much force in case I damage something.

Does anyone have any idea how I should do this task?

many thanks :)
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Re: Fork removal

Post by 350-v-twin » 27 Mar 2019, 17:02

Perhaps carefully tap the upper yoke upwards. Then you'll be able to - again carefully - tap the rest downwards?!

(That's how I did this with my 3½ when I had to replace the steering bearings).

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Re: Fork removal

Post by Riceman » 28 Mar 2019, 11:34

Thanks 350, I have tried doing what you have said but the only movement is in the one at the rear of the photo. The two at the front just will not budge :(

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Re: Fork removal

Post by Riceman » 28 Mar 2019, 20:35

Update:
After applying heat with a heat gun I managed to get the yolk off and strip the forks down. The bike is now ready to be prepared for painting :D

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Re: Fork removal

Post by 350-v-twin » 29 Mar 2019, 13:45

Well done!!

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