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TOPIC: Stuck Forks

Stuck Forks 25 Nov 2018 21:46 #11

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Schu wrote:

Mini Enduro Man wrote: The bike in your old pictures looks to me like a 1971 JT1L ,
If you post the VIN#s of your new bikes... I can tell you what model they are..
Mini Enduro Man


If you're still willing to check my VINs, here they are.
The original red tank bike is JT1-0260833 on frame and engine.
The Hodge Podge white bike is JT1-056733 on frame and engine.

What seemed odd to me is that the red bikes VIN number was stamped with the JT down low, reading upward. The other bikes number started with the JT up high, reading downward.

I have another disassembled JT that came with the red one but the frame is hanging up on the barn wall and I forgot to haul it down to get the VIN.


According to a copy of the charts here that I printed out long ago, the JT1-056733 VIN comes back to a 1972 JT2MX in Competition Yellow.

The other VIN has too many digits for my chart. A VIN of JT1-02XXXX comes back to a 1971 JT1 in Desert Orange. JT1-26XXXX is not on my chart.

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Stuck Forks 26 Nov 2018 09:13 #12

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Thanks TerryM.
I'll double check that VIN number tonight and see if I noted it incorrectly.

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Stuck Forks 26 Nov 2018 10:58 #13

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Thanks Mark
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Stuck Forks 26 Nov 2018 14:03 #14

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GEEZEEE! Any story to go along with that fork, or are just left to surmise what may have happened??

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Stuck Forks 26 Nov 2018 14:17 #15

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Looks like somebody parked in the Jolly Green Giant's spot. :ROFLOL
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1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

Stuck Forks 09 Dec 2018 09:01 #16

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Schu wrote: Just getting ready to refurbish these two JTs and have a question. The forks on the white bike are seized in the position shown. Looks like about half way compressed compared to the other bike. I searched Stuck Forks but didn't hit anything applicable. Just curious what I'm getting into to free it up and fix it.


Ah yes. There's nothing like the smell of fork oil some 40 plus years later. Well the stuck fork was the non-sprung tube and it was due to the bottom tube boss had cracked in two and was jammed up. Luckily I have a third set of forks that was salvageable on the non-sprung side but wasted on the other side. All is well that ends well. Also found an interesting use for the removable rear wheel cutout on my HF lift table.



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Stuck Forks 03 Jan 2019 10:37 #17

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Making some progress on my two JTs. Bead blasted most of the small parts. Finished cleaning up the wheels and they turned out better than expected, which makes me happy because I try and play this game on a tight budget, so new wheels would have blown that out of the water.
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