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Hi all,



This is my first post to the site.



I have recently bought a CX500 Eurosport (1981) and have commenced a fork refurb as the old stanchions were very pitted and had torn up the seals. I have currently stopped the rebuild as I do not want to damage the upper bushing - the issue is that, having installed the stanchion (with lower bushes, damper rod etc) into the lower leg the top bushing does not want to push down into its seat in the lower leg. The good old Haynes Manual isn't forthcoming on this subject and I am reluctant to errr.. mechanically ease it into place as the bush material appears very soft (coated copper?)



Due to the relative sizes of the upper and lower bushes I don't think that the upper bush can be located before the stanchion is installed (the lower bush won't pass through the upper bush).



Can anybody advise on how to get that bush seated without recourse to the lump hammer and a lat bladed screw driver?!



Cheers



Darren
 

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There are a lot of Euro owners on the Australian forum.You might get better in-depth info from them.Good set of blokes and use the search function as well as I'm sure it's been covered,



http://australiancx.asn.au/forum/



HTH




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Hi all,



This is my first post to the site.



I have recently bought a CX500 Eurosport (1981) and have commenced a fork refurb as the old stanchions were very pitted and had torn up the seals. I have currently stopped the rebuild as I do not want to damage the upper bushing - the issue is that, having installed the stanchion (with lower bushes, damper rod etc) into the lower leg the top bushing does not want to push down into its seat in the lower leg. The good old Haynes Manual isn't forthcoming on this subject and I am reluctant to errr.. mechanically ease it into place as the bush material appears very soft (coated copper?)



Due to the relative sizes of the upper and lower bushes I don't think that the upper bush can be located before the stanchion is installed (the lower bush won't pass through the upper bush).



Can anybody advise on how to get that bush seated without recourse to the lump hammer and a lat bladed screw driver?!



Cheers



Darren





hi there as for the fork stanchions if you smear epoxy resin over the pits and then wipe the exess off by doing this this fills in the pits ss let the epoxy resin set the seals dont get ripped as i have done this and works. I hope this is of some help.




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I just did this job on a GL650 this past weekend. The upper bushing is a split design - I assume yours is similar.



I used a couple of flat bladed screwdrivers to close the gap and pressed down on the bushing enough to get it started. Once it was started, it was driven into place with a piece of plastic PVC pipe and a rubber mallet.
 
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