Attaching The Forks

Next on the list of things to do is attach the forks to the frame. One of the things I did was drill a hole in the neck of the frame and thread in a zert connector. I don’t know if that really was needed, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt and hey; the zert fitting was cheap.

Hole for Zert Connector
Hole drilled for Zert Connector
Tapping Hole For Zert Connector
Tapping Hole For Zert Connector
Cleaning neck after drilling and tapping hole
Cleaning neck after drilling and tapping hole
Zert connector inserted into neck
Zert fitting inserted into the frame neck
Zert connector inserted into neck
Zert connector inserted into frame


Next up on our list of tasks is to install the bearings and then attach the triple trees to the neck. We will grease the bearings during the final assembly. What we are doing now is building what is called “A Rolling Chassis.”

Installing the bearing race
Installing the bearing race
Bearing race set on top of tube
Race set on top of tube
Bearing race installed
Bearing race installed
Race installed in bottom cup
Race installed in bottom cup
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test


Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test
Dry bearing fit test


Next up: Motorcycle Front Wheel

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