18-17. FORK BUSHINGS REPLACEMENT (CONT)
Clean outside diameter of fork bushing
Using chlorinated solvent, clean outside
diameter of fork bushing (1).
Align and level fork bore (2) in hydraulic
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing
compounds can burn easily, can give off
harmful vapors, and are harmful to skin
and clothing. To avoid injury or death,
keep away from open fire and use in a
well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent,
or sealing compound gets on skin or
clothing, wash immediately with soap and
Apply sealing compound to fork bushing (1) and fork bore (2).
Apply 1/8 in. (3.18 mm) wide bead of sealing compound around center of inside diameter of fork bore (2).
Apply 1 in. (25.4 mm) wide bead of sealing compound at lead edge of fork bushing (1).
Apply 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) wide bead of sealing compound around outside diameter of fork bushing (1) at
center of bushing.
Align and level fork bushing (1) on fork bore (2) and insert appropriate mandrel.
· Prior to inserting fork bushing in fork bore, position bushing so that bushing gap is oriented to fork.
· When inserting fork bushing in fork bore, continue to apply pressure until lead edge of bushing is
3/16 in (7.95 m) below face of fork bore.
Press fork bushing (1) in fork bore (2).
Carefully and slowly apply hydraulic pressure to push fork bushing (l) into fork bore (2) in one continuous motion.
Do not skew or cock bushing.
Wipe excess sealing compound from fork bushing (1) and fork bore (2).