RE-ASSEMBLING THE FORK LEG - SLIDER AND SEALING RINGS
The old sealing rings and dust seals must not be used again. Before re-
assembling, check the conditions of the guide bushings; replace them if they
are scratched or grooved. Check the Teﬂon® coating of the guide bushings
which must be in a good condition.
Apply some adhesive tape to the end of the stanchion tube so that it covers the seat
of the top bushing.
Smear the dust seal and the sealing ring with some grease.
• Insert the following components in the stanchion tube in this order: dust seal (16),
stop ring (15), sealing ring (14), spring cup (13) and bottom guide bushing (12).
Make sure the sealing ring (14) is correctly oriented in a way that the hollow
side is turned towards the spring
Remove the adhesive tape from the end of the stanchion tube, cleaning any traces
of adhesive left on the fork.
Insert the top guide bushing (12) by hand.
If this operation is difﬁcult by hand, use a ﬂat-tip screwdriver in the bushing
Delicately introduce the stanchion tube into the slider, being very careful not to
damage the top guide bushing.
Guide the bottom guide bushing until it comes into contact with the slider, the spring
cup and the sealing ring.
Mount the special introducer on the stanchion tube (44) and use this, by pushing on
the sealing ring (14), to insert the bottom guide bushing, the spring cup and the
Part. N. 8000 H0368 (09-2008)