Assembling Rear Fork

1. Press outer bearing races into fork. Grease bearings with Harley-Davidson "Grease-All" grease and insert. Apply additional grease to outside face of bearing so that race between bearing and seal will be filled when seal is installed. Grease bearing seals in groove between sealing lips and press into place. Put bearing spacers over seals.

Apply additional quantity of grease to fitting in fork pivot housing 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 2500 mile intervals.

2. Assemble pivot bolt with lockwasher and tighten bolt to preload bearings one to two pounds as follows:

3. 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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