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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2018, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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My '04 Kingpin is in need of fork repair. The right has been leaking for close to a year and no longer leaks because it likely out of oil. The left has begun to leak recently as well. I've had the bike on the back burner but need to get it repaired.

I'll likely remove the forks and drop them off at a dealer. I would however like to pick up the parts myself. Where's a good source for a rebuild kit? I've got 20K on the bike. Will I need bushings? Especially since they might be dry internally? Are kits for a fork pair? Thanks in advance your any help you can give me.
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My '04 Kingpin is in need of fork repair. The right has been leaking for close to a year and no longer leaks because it likely out of oil. The left has begun to leak recently as well. I've had the bike on the back burner but need to get it repaired.

I'll likely remove the forks and drop them off at a dealer. I would however like to pick up the parts myself. Where's a good source for a rebuild kit? I've got 20K on the bike. Will I need bushings? Especially since they might be dry internally? Are kits for a fork pair? Thanks in advance your any help you can give me.
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My '04 Kingpin is in need of fork repair. The right has been leaking for close to a year and no longer leaks because it likely out of oil. The left has begun to leak recently as well. I've had the bike on the back burner but need to get it repaired.

I'll likely remove the forks and drop them off at a dealer. I would however like to pick up the parts myself. Where's a good source for a rebuild kit? I've got 20K on the bike. Will I need bushings? Especially since they might be dry internally? Are kits for a fork pair? Thanks in advance your any help you can give me.
If the dealer fits your supplied parts dont be surprised if the slug you what would be their mark up on the parts anyway if they'd sourced them themselves.
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Assuming your forks are similar to those on the Cross bikes....
If you know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can do this yourself. Watch the different YouTube videos and you'll see it's not so hard that you have to have a $100/hour guy do it who might get it wrong.
Want some guidance? I'll work with you. PM me if you want help.
When I did mine, I put in 5W synthetic fork oil. I also took that opportunity to upgrade the steering head bearings to two tapered rollers from one and a ball bearing. Got the kit from Allballs. That made adjustment easier and handling better - don't ask me why, that came as a surprize.
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Assuming your forks are similar to those on the Cross bikes....
Do you have a fork spring compressor? Is one required?



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Do you have a fork spring compressor? Is one required?
Not needed unless you are going to take the cartridge apart and I didn't.
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No I do not have a spring compressor. I believe my forks are inverted, so I wonder if this adds to the complexity. I generally do all my own work. In fact I turn a wrench for a living. I'm just not sure if it is worth the burn to tackle it myself or have it done.
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Youre just wanting to change the fluid and seals , maybe bushings.
Mine will be due soon too actually cos Ive fitted the Kingpin front to my Vegas.
I think Ill be doing mine myself as well as the headstem to tapered rollers.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
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" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
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I doubt very much you need bushing. Victory / polaris came out with that idea just to get more money out of you.
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No, for bushings and seals you will not need a spring tool.

It's a pretty simple process but as with most things the first time may seem a bit daunting. Luckily for us there are these people who really know what customer service is. He's done more than any other retailer I've come across for just about anything.


This will make it super simple for you. Watch it a couple of times, pay attention and give it a try. You'll do fine.

PS. Don't let anything leak for a year. Or rattle, or squeak, or grind, or smoke, ete, etc, etc.

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