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    Fork leak means tail swap time!

    My front fork was leaking, might as well use these tail swap parts Iíve been accumulating! S tail on Ss. This is just the figment mock-up. I think I may have a shop just move the bottom hole up to align, and reinforce with some steel pieces on the backside of the of the rails.

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    More pics. Gonna look good. When you get done. Don't forget your fork seals are leaking...

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    Fork seals... yeah.

    I need one of these for an S:


    The Ss fuse holder takes up too much space. The S version looks "shorter". Right now I'm fitting everything up, going to cut my plastic tray bottom like Nitto12Ss did in his build, move the shock to the other side, all the little stuff.

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    The guys at St Paul Harley Davidson had the smaller Firebolt tray fuse holder, so I was able to pick that up when I ordered new fork seals. I could drop a lot of money on that website, with all the Buell parts they still have.

    Right now Iím going back and forth on picking up a cheap drill press to modify my S seat rails myself, or send it to a machine shop to drill in some nice clean holes... it looks like the integrity of the rails will be ok just moving the hole up about 1/8 inch to line up with the frame - there is a lot of meat around that hole. If something pops up on CL or something I might have to go for it.

    I did rotate the rear shock so that the reservoir is on the left side, and cut the bottom of the tray for clearance.

    Iíll probably remove my fork before the weekend and get some oil to prepare for when the seals get here. I also ordered the fork tool from Traxxion Dynamics, so I have a little time to work with before that arrives.

    Now I need a seat for an S. The fitting looks a little different online, my Ss has parts in the front to hold it down under the frame that the S seats donít, Iím hoping there wonít be too much modification needed, but weíll see. I may go the Enay route with the cheapest thing I can find and then have it leathered later when Iím all sorted out, or winter.

    Thatís the update.

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    Bracket arrived, much better:
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    Fork seals arrived. Going to get some oil and pull the fork, ready for tools to come.



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