Author Topic: geez, I don't remember the steering head nut this proud when disassembled?  (Read 297 times)

Offline amamet

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putting my 77 lemans back together from being apart since last year, after reinstalling the triple clamps, the top triple has about an 1/8" play up and down.  I definitely don't remember that when I took it apart. the head nut is longer than the body of the upper triple so I don't know how it would be flush anyway. it appears to be flush in older photos of my bike.  do I just raise the upper triple when I lock it onto the forks?  the second photo is me just holding the triple up to nut.




Offline Wayne Orwig

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Sure looks like a spacer is missing between the nut and the clamp.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 06:02:13 PM by Wayne Orwig »
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Offline amamet

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all parts taken off were put back on...and looking at a schematic everything is correct

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It looks like you might be missing the washer between the dust cap and nut - but that's not going to take up that much slack...

Offline amamet

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Nope, itís there. The washer is on top of the nut. Dust cap, nut, washer, upper triple and lastly the steering head nut

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     Did you by any chance put in new bearings and races? A race not driven fully home would cause such.
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Offline amamet

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Nope again, just reinstalled as it was removed. All parts the same

Offline amamet

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the second photo shows, from the bottom up, the dust cap, steering head nut, washer then the lower part of the body of the top steering head nut.  I can't figure out how the upper triple doesn't "float" along the body of the top nut.  I've included the schematic from stein dinse


« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 07:43:32 AM by amamet »

Offline Dimples

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If everything is accounted for on top, maybe something is missing from the lower triple tree assembly.
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