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The Plunger
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Hey all,
I finally began assembly of my R67/2 starting with the forks and following the "Barrington" procedure. All went well until the final placement of the lower shrouds when I came up 1/4" shy of the upper shroud(see pic). Did I do something wrong or will it compress enough when finished and on the ground? The Barrington guide fails to mention it.
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Brian

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Plunger Forks

Brian, I'm by no means expert here just a home restorer, however, I recently had a similar problem with my R67/2 forks. Mine is a 1952 so it has rubber gators instead of shrouds. What I found was when I powder coated the top triple clamp the top tapered area of the triple clamp had powder coat in it and the fork leg wouldn't seat. I removed the fork legs and cleaned out all powder coat on tapered seat and reassembled the fork legs with tapers seating properly. All the best, Michael

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Springs might not be threaded

Springs might not be threaded all the way into the lower or upper spring holder. I had the same issue and it was the springs not threading to the stops.

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If they are threaded all the

If they are threaded all the way,then that may be the normal gap,when it is sitting and compressed by the bikes weight,that is not an issue.

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Well, The top casting is

Well,
The top casting is just painted and has had the interior sanded down and the tubes are set at the proper 192mm above the bottom of the bottom plate. The springs and upper and lower retainers are new and screwed in flush, so that's not it. The new springs are longer than the old, worn ones which is the issue, I suppose. I just wanted to verify that this is normal. I hope they will compress to the needed amount to look right and properly protect the internals.
Thanks for the replies.

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