With spring just around the corner, and the annual pilgrimage to the CVMG Paris Rally, I have been working on getting my Puch 250 SGS suspension overhauled. The rubber seals have long gone brittle and what little oil remains is thick and gooey.
The forks I discovered are bent, not surprising considering the condition of the front fender, the dented fork covers and handlebar into the tank. One is bent more than the other – I will seek out a hydraulic shop to see if they can straighten them out.
I took the shocks and forks apart to assess the condition of the components in case more than consumables are needed. Luckily, seems all is in order, just dirty, gooey and decomposing or brittle rubber bits. One fork seal was brittle enough to almost cut my hand, the other was fairly supple.
The rear brake lever (part no. 175.4011.2) I ordered from Motor West arrived today, or should I say the envelope arrived. It appears the envelope tore open and the lever fell out.
Packing tape was invented for a reason, Matt. *Update: Matt has graciously offered to send me another at no charge. That’s class.