front fork slider 021399 - looking for replacement

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front fork slider 021399 - looking for replacement

Postby asterysk_usa » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:49 am

My 1954 18S right fork slider is damaged (has a hole) it is part number 021399 ("slider fork with cap")

Any suggestions on how I could get a replacement
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1954 AJS 18S Cyprus export (frame decode says 1954 but many components match a 1955).

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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby Mick D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:16 am

Hi

Try Steve at AMC Classic Spares for a used replacement:

http://www.amcclassicspares.com/

Post a photo of the damage

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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 am

You may find used part at AMC classic spares but get the part number correct its 021977 for 1955 fork

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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby asterysk_usa » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:18 pm

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Mick D wrote:Hi

Try Steve at AMC Classic Spares for a used replacement:

http://www.amcclassicspares.com/

Post a photo of the damage

Regards Mick



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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby dave16mct » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:04 pm

There's something wrong here, those aren't 012977, they are from pre '55 with double lugs for 2 stays. Are your stantions 1 1/8" or 1 1/4"?
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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby asterysk_usa » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:49 pm

dave16mct wrote:There's something wrong here, those aren't 012977, they are from pre '55 with double lugs for 2 stays. Are your stantions 1 1/8" or 1 1/4"?
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They are 1-1/8" stanchions which I presume indicates 1954 which is part number 021399

however, comparing the bottom of each slider I can see they are different , can anyone assist with determining which is a 021399 and what the other one is ? thx
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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby Mick D » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:34 pm

Hi

I wouldn't consider trying to repair that damage - ascertain the part number of the good slider and source a matching replacement.

Struggling to see how that damage even occurred :?

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Re: front fork 21977 replacement

Postby clive » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:34 pm

The broken slider is correct the other has had welding work around the mudguard fixing. If you want to upgrade to 1 1/4 you will need top and bottom fork crown fork top bolts the stanchions fork springs and if i remember correctly when i did it you will need the spring covers and the bit that screws into the slider. Obviously you need the sliders and caps. I would not bother. (I was ugrading my forks to coe with a double adult sidecar)
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Re: front fork slider 021399 - looking for replacement

Postby Dave T » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:19 pm

Are they both the same model? The one on the left looks wider and longer so is it a different year or spec?

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Re: front fork slider 021399 - looking for replacement

Postby Dixter » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:12 am

Hi Steve, I’m in Washington state, Seattle area. I’ve a few surplus sliders on hand. Kindly send me a PM, I can help you.

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