Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Chiang Mai, , Thailand
Re: Wiring Harness
What does w/f 22 flats really mean?
I was really wondering if I needed to remove those screws. So I will skip that and go straight to the upper fork bridge. What is the easiest way to remove? Looking at the breakdown of the parts it seems that if you heat up the area first and then use an allen wrench on the top and a socket on the bottom it should work. The manual calls for a special tool used on the bottom. Is that necessary?
Now an hour later. I tried to heat the whole joint but the frame is hard to heat without damaging the wires. So I just went at it. I used a 13/16 spark plug socket on the bottom. I think it should have been a 21mm but didn't have and the 13/16 was perfect and very tight. I put a ratchet on it and let it butt up against the stanchion. On top I used a 7mm allen socket and a cheater bar. It came off slow because of the dirt on the threads of the bolt. When I lifted it out the stanchion nuts did not drop through. I took a hammer and tapped on it but can tell by the sound that this was not the way to go. I have the stanchion nuts to get off and the two screws holding the key to upper fork bridge. I will buy a thin 22mm open ended wrench for the stanchions and it looks like when I get the stanchions loose there looks to be enough wire cable left to turn the bridge over and get to the screws from the top. We will see. Mike
Michael L. Lempenau
85/41 Moo7, T.Nongjom, A.Sunsai
Chiang Mai, 50210, Thailand
Last edited by mlempenau; Oct 11th, 2011 at 11:55 pm.