K1100RS fork strip concern

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K1100RS fork strip concern

Postby HarrisBikeNut » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:24 pm

OK, needed to replace the seals on my K11RS and so got the various bits needed to complete the job. No issues with the right hand fork, but issues arose when tackling the left hand (abs side) fork. First issue was the fact that whoever had been in before had rounded off the bolt at the bottom of the fork. So, further delay as the bolt and rubber O ring needed to be ordered. Main issue though was finding a snap ring hanging on the fork spring when the assembly was removed for inspection, cleaning etc. So, my question is where has this snap ring come from? I can find no reference to it in my Clymer manual and it doesn't show up on any of the exploded pictures or parts fiche web sites I have visited in vain. It is the same type as the snap ring that fixes the fork seal in th top of the slider. Forks gave been working fine, other than the leaking oil, so am at a real loss. I have not removed it, it was just there, hanging off of the fork spring. Is it actually a K1100RS part or something "left behind" from something else??????
No idea how to post a picture but it is the same as the snap ring used on top if the fork seal but smaller - about 30/35 mm across and must be an internal fastener. Can't look at the other fork as it's been reassembled and filled with oil.

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Re: K1100RS fork strip concern

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Re: K1100RS fork strip concern

Postby Inge K. » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:03 am

Could it be # 13?

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