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The diagrams in our manuals are great. They show schematically how things are supposed to go together. Individual pieces are numbered, and each one is given a description. Here is one for my 1972 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead FLH.
Sometimes though, those semi-hand-drawn looking diagrams can be a little confusing. Maybe the parts you are looking at don’t really look like their two-dimensional, black-and-white representation. I find this happens particularly often for small parts. Things would certainly be a lot easier if those diagrams were more like those restaurant menus where they have a picture of the food next to each description.
Anyways, with that in mind I decided to share a video on the topic. It is essentially a video-based look inside a motorcycle fork leg. As some of you may know from following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, I am neck deep in a front-end rebuild of my Shovelhead.
I have completely disassembled both fork legs and methodically cleaned each internal part. The parts are now laid out on the ground in order, ready for re-assembly.
Below is a helpful video showing you how to rebuild the forks on your own bike.
Anyways, I hope you found this video-look inside a motorcycle fork leg helpful. Not all fork legs are exactly the same, but most are substantially similar.
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