Note

1962 and later models have grease fitting in fork pivot housing. Apply additional quantity of grease to fitting with hand grease gun to fill space between bearings. A very small quantity of grease should be applied to fitting with hand grease gun at 2000 mile intervals.

Assemble pivot bolt with lock washer and tighten bolt to preload bearings one to two pounds as follows:

1. Pivot bolt

2. Pivot bolt lock washer

3. Rear fork

4. Pivot bearing spacer (2)

5. Bearing seal

6. Bearing

7. Grease fitting

Figure following name of part indicates quantity necessary for one complete assembly.

Figure 2F-20. Rear Fork - Exploded View

With bearings free, weigh extreme rear end of fork by attaching a spring scale and raising the fork to a horizontal position. Tighten bearing pivot bolt just enough to increase bearing drag one to two pounds.

For example, if fork with bearings free weighs four pounds, tighten pivot bolt until fork movement to horizontal position registers five to six pounds on scale. Lock pivot bolt lock washer.

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