Front Fork advice

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  • yamahabear

Posted December 06, 2001 - 04:27 PM


My forks are shot on my 1998 Yz 400F from a full summer of riding i think the original seals finally let go and i lost all the oil by the end of the summer.
IS the stock forks worth rebuilding or should i spend the money now and buy new heavier forks?.

also any information on fork maintanence would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted December 07, 2001 - 02:19 AM


You kept riding with oil leaking out? Ouch.. There's no telling what the insides of those things are like. Unless you have a specific reason to buy new forks ($$$$) you're probably much cheaper off by just sending your forks to a good suspension shop for an overhaul. They will be able to tell you if they're trashed beyond repair. Just my $.02, good luck!

  • DaveJ

Posted December 07, 2001 - 08:14 AM


Yea...don't waste your money on new forks, just re-do the ones you have. All the parts that wear are serviable. Besides, any aftermarket forks would only be applicable to a more advanced machine and application.

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