Free piston mod 2014

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  • CZRoger

Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:47 AM


Just replaced another set of fork seals, thought I'd do the free piston mod as well.


The forks have a noticeable click feel/sound in the first 3-4" inches of stroke. I don't recall this prior, maybe just didn't notice. Normal, or time for disassembly? I have yet to ride the bike again.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:57 AM


Stock springs?

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  • CZRoger

Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:08 AM




No, TBT installed a set of firmer springs for my weight when I first purchased the bike mid last year. Come to find out they are the older, shorter springs with a machined spacer to make up the difference.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:38 AM


Aftermarket springs will sometimes have an increased tendency to  pitch or buckle sideways at some point in their compression instead of all the coils running perfectly in a cylindrical shape, which can lead to clicks and squeaks and other odd noises.  Might look for something loose at the valve stems, etc., too.

  • CZRoger

Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:56 AM


Thanks Gray. I'll check it out.

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