Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: Front Forks, one last shot Date:Wed Mar 18 16:13:28 2015
Response to:5583
Is the anchor arm from the handlebar section leaning forward enough? The part that the yoke of the King Bolt attaches to? There was a K.J. where it was leaning backward somewhat and after heating, could be drawn forward to add clearence. Best to compare from a comparable bike.

The K.J. spring compression tooling that Kris was talking about was produced in the late 90s, about 10 sets were made, modeled off a set by Jerry Havenhill. Guys like Kris and others ended up with the tooling for the job. Kris offered to lend his. I'd take him up on it.

Thanks John,
I hadn't thought of that but the bumpers are in there.

I did go ahead and got the spring fork all trued up in the press. After putting everything together without the springs in mock-up mode I realize that there's enough play in the spring barrel, clevis shaft and the spring retainer bushing to allow the steering head and spring barrel to hit at any point in the travel.

So, what I've determined to do is to either make a new spring retainer or a bushing to press onto the existing one. It also looks like the spring itself may be part of the centering mechanism. Chris was told there is a spring kit available for that. Does anyone here have that or know who I could contact?