Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Re: LT Front Collision
Surpisingly, there my be NO fork damage.
I had a collision similer to this, with similar results. The wheel turned out to be tucked back like that because the nose end of the Telelver arm bent (as it is designed to do in a collision).
Only two parts that *needed* to be replaced were the Telelever arm and the ball joint between the Telelever and the forks.
Nonetheless, while I was in there, for belt-and-suspender reasons I also replaced the Telelever rear pivot bearings, and the plate between the two fork legs which holds the ball joint (by replacing the plate with the ball joint already installed, I avoided having to heat the old ball joint to get the locktite on its fine threads to let go -- a pita which sometimes results in the threads stripping out, no matter how careful you've been.
FWIW, I did the repairs myself, after figuring out how to rig up a bearing puller in place of the factory puller. There was a lot of stripping down of the bike to get down to the Telelever pivot bearings on the lower edge of the frame backbone, but otherwise it was straight-forward work.
Last edited by mneblett; Oct 15th, 2011 at 5:36 pm.