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Discussion in 'Technical' started by Ernie12, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Ernie12

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    Does anyone know where I can get a gas cap that will fit? I see some on Ebay but not sure it they will fit and 02. I have to use channel locks to remove the cap. Also I have a front fork leak - inverted forks, does anyone know the size offhand?

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    try folding a piece of sandpaper and chasing the threads with it, it doesn't take a lot until it works again. the problem is common thanks to the ethanol in the gas. sand mostly on the pitch, not too much in the root.
     
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    Curtis at Wild Steed Worx can fix you up
     
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    Thanks for the sand paper trick. I hope Curtis can help with the seals.
     
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    Wild steed worx closed until the 25th.
     
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    Stortz Performance can help with the seals........ 805-641-9540. I have a 2000 Bulldog with inverted forks, they hooked me up.
     
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    Did you change the seals yourself? I have ask two shops here and they both turned me away.
     
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    That's some good info there Butch :old2:
     
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    Steve just Emailed me back and said he is not sure who made my forks. Shit ! In the service manual it says GCB inverted forks but Steve Stortz said they are not GCB and to try American Suspension.
     
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    I shipped them out to him. Had him 'make them new again' .... a bit pricey, but only pay once for quality.
     
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    Well I heard from American and he told me to contact BigDog. I sent them an email but have not heard back yet.
     
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    Two different companies made the inverts that year. Is there an eagle anywhere in your triple trees?
     
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    No markings anywhere that I can find. Just a Big Dog stamp on the front. Do you know who the companies were? I heard they even had some from China.

    I just need to get a rebuild kit for them.
     
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    Ernie, what part of Ohio you in? Can you post some pics of you're bike? Good luck!
     
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    Hey Frank, I am in Cincinnati. Here are some pics.
     

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    Thanks Ernie, nice looking ride. Did the bags come with it?
     
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    Yea, Bid Dog Bags, sissy bar and two Corbin seats.
     
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    You forks are Mean Streets.
    They're just 41mm inverted.
     
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    Thank You! I just found some other old posts that mention the same. Mean Streets Product does not seem to have a website and I called the number on the internet but its been disconnected so they must be out of business.


    Here is what LA Dog said about the parts in his older post....


    Rebuild kit suggested for the inverted forks (seals, clips, bushings) is OEM Harley Davidson kit for 84-99 Softail FLST. This kit is for 41mm fork tubes, which is what is inside the BDM 54mm sliders.
    Seal size is specifically: 41.3mm X 54mm x 11mm in case you want to pick up the leak proof moly types of seals.

    Oil is 350ml (cc) of 15w Bel Ray Racing Suspension fork oil per shock
     
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