Free piston mod 2014


4 replies to this topic
  • CZRoger

Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:47 AM

#1

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

#2

Stock springs?



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  • CZRoger

Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:08 AM

#3

 

 

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

#4

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

#5

Thanks Gray. I'll check it out.







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