Dented Fork Slider

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  • bigtooth

Posted July 26, 2007 - 05:59 AM


Well I put some hevier springs in my 650r this last weekend and found that my left fork slider had a dent in it from the outside a few inches above the axle bolt that made its way to the inside and was causing the fork tube bushings to catch on it. There was a bunch of goldish/copperish looking debris in the oil so that makes me think that my seals will start leaking soon. I put it all back together with the thought that I would watch ebay for
a used set of forks so I thought I would check here also. Does anybody have a set of forks or better yet just the left fork or slider that your willing to part with. Or has anybody fixed an issue like this in the past?

  • Denn10

Posted July 26, 2007 - 07:24 AM


i know people that have cleaned some small dings and pits with fine sandpaper or something else really fine.

  • Rockjockey

Posted July 26, 2007 - 07:49 AM


Goldish copperish is probably the bushing itself. Check with (PM) Jesusgatos on the stock forks he is replacing with an inverted set-up.

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  • bigtooth

Posted July 27, 2007 - 05:35 AM


I think that this one might be a little large to buff out, plus its kinda of in the center of the tube, where I cant really reach.

So does anyone have a used set of forks they want to get rid of?

  • Rockjockey

Posted July 27, 2007 - 06:59 AM


See Here:
Not mine but may help you out.

  • bigtooth

Posted July 27, 2007 - 07:04 AM


Thanks for looking that up Rock Jockey, I also got in touch with Jesusgatos,
Thanks for the help!

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