'05 Yz Twin Chamber Fork Assembly, Please Read!!!!


9 replies to this topic
  • SLO_Rider

Posted March 30, 2005 - 02:59 PM

#1

I just replaced the fork seals on my '05 Yz450 this past weekend and after reading this thread on DR.net it appears that I also assembled my forks incorrectly. If you don't have experience with the new twin chamber KYB forks and are going to be taking your forks apart, do yourself a favor and read this thread. The manual is a little vague when it comes to assembling the locknut and damper assembly at the bottom of the forks.



If anyone has any other tips or would like to add to this PLEASE do!

  • Matt96xr6

Posted March 30, 2005 - 06:19 PM

#2

Sounds like someone does not know what they are doing personally. They are a very simple design to work on. I prefer them to the older single chambers, but it does take longer with the oil levels since you have to measure the inner and then outer chambers on the ASSOS forks. They are virtually identical to the Showa Twin Chambers for maintenance.

The manual is no vague in my opinion. It tells you what oil level, what tools and how to assemble and disassemble the forks. I guess it is just experience here for me.

  • slappie

Posted March 30, 2005 - 11:07 PM

#3

Wow, Matt96XR6,that was pretty harsh.

He was just trying to help everyone out.

Thanks for the tip, SLO_Rider. Keep 'em coming.

Those of us with less experience than ol' Matt96XR6 appreciate it.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted March 31, 2005 - 07:35 AM

#4

It was not meant to be harsh, but if you assemble things with "stripped out parts" then things will go wrong. I dont mean to sound rude, but it is reality.

The washers I am guessing from that read are to increase the preload on the forks. Works connection makes some bling bling type of parts that do the same thing.

  • MotoGoalie

Posted March 31, 2005 - 07:54 AM

#5

&%$#@!?

The way I'm reading this and the quote from DR thread leads to some confusing assertions. Dude has his fork revalved by Enzo and it works fine, one assumes.
Then he does his own seal replacement and jacks ups something on reassembly. Goes to the track and the forks fail pretty quickly. The evidence would be dude put his forks together incorrectly.

He pulls them apart and then it seems he blames Enzo for something, that I'm unsure of, but it seems he's unhappy about something Enzo did. Cheap washers or something. But then dude admits to assembling his forks incorrectly and obviously that is HIS fault. Not Enzo's. Not the washers that Enzo uses.

I have no idea, actually what this thread is pointing out but the left handed slam at Enzo is interesting.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • SLO_Rider

Posted March 31, 2005 - 10:15 AM

#6

I'm not the one who's forks got stripped out, that quote from DR.net is not mine and in no way am i bashing or blaming anyone at all! The ONLY purpose of this thread was to "shine light" on this issue so NO ONE ELSE has this problem. You try to help someone out and you get bashed :naughty:

  • MotoGoalie

Posted March 31, 2005 - 10:23 AM

#7

I'm not the one who's forks got stripped out, that quote from DR.net is not mine and in no way am i bashing or blaming anyone at all! :


Brah, I'm not bashing you. I'm just wondering what exactly that dude on DR is bitching about. That is all.

  • rmracer27

Posted March 31, 2005 - 11:33 AM

#8

The original post is very confusing! I still haven't figured out if he done it or someone else did it.

  • MotoGoalie

Posted March 31, 2005 - 11:49 AM

#9

The original post is very confusing! I still haven't figured out if he done it or someone else did it.


Exactly! Thanks for being confused like me. :naughty:

  • SLO_Rider

Posted March 31, 2005 - 01:51 PM

#10

The original post is very confusing! I still haven't figured out if he done it or someone else did it.

I didn't strip out my fork internals, when I reassembled my forks I just didn't tighten the locknut and damper assembly to the required 21 ft/lb. My forks are fine, thankfully I hadn't ridden it yet!





Related Content

 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.