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Nov 12

The missing Nord-Lock washers have arrived. This means I can, in theory, finish the complete buildup of the front-suspension. First off was fixing the brake discs to the wheel hubs. As mentioned, instead of the normal spring washers I’m using the Nord-Lock washers where applicable. This is such a place.

When assembling with these washers it’s somewhat important to watch the surface friction and make sure the pair of rings stay in their “compressed” state. I do this by sort of overlubricating the contact surface to make sure the surface friction is less than the friction between the rings. After that’s it’s just a matter of torque-ing all ten of them up and taking a picture.

Next step would be to bring the uprights and the hubs together, at which point I realised there were 2 oil seals involved needing a 12 hour soak before assembling. So, that more or less stopped the assembly on this part for today.

And I had them all layed out so neatly…..

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