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    Fork stone shield removal Q

    Palesaint's post on fork changes reminded me I have a spare set of 1200 rex forks sat in my garage which I think I will get smartened up and maybe nitride coated.

    They are only loosely assembled anyway, so taking them down to component again is not much hard work. I supposedly have Maxton internals in the set fitted on the bike, so I can either build a hybrid set or get some additional internals and then swap 'em over.

    Before I get caveman on the plastic stone shield on the lower fork bottoms, how does it come off ?

    It looks as though it should push off in the direction of the stanchion, is it that simple, of are there hidden clips waiting for me to bust ?

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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    Its actually part of the dust cover seal so will come out with that

    No clips, no nowt as the top seal just pushes in
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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    Ah, OK. I will whizz the fork tube out first then - that'll make it easier to get at.

    Thanks

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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    On my 12 they were a separate protector that sat in a recess on the outside top of the fork leg, not part of the dust seal. I removed them to fit the GC fork brace (cut them off) and left the dust seal in place unaffected. The 2004-on 12 has a different fork from the earlier 12's so maybe different from the protector in your pic Nige ?

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    Re-reading Hoot's post he says he has Maxton internal, so must be a pre 2004 bike as they don't make the for the 2004-on forks.
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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    They only came on the 12. They can just be knocked off no cutting. OEM are not integral with the dust seal.

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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    You are right Andy and I must of changed aftermarket for aftermarket as that's what I found when I rebuilt a set of 12 forks some time ago.


    Parts list clearly shows it as separate so my apologies Charlie


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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    Quote Originally Posted by t20p1 View Post
    They can just be knocked off no cutting.
    I only cut them so that I didn't have to drop the fork leg out to get them off, as I was just fitting the GC brace.
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    Re: Fork stone shield removal Q

    Thanks guys.

    Mine is an 02 model Either way it'll be easier to get at 'em properly with the stanchions out.

    I was gonna do that today, but developed a case of can't-be-arsed so it'll likely be tomorrow.

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