Broken forks!


6 replies to this topic
  • Bigcr

Posted May 18, 2008 - 06:59 AM

#1

So I took my '07 for a pretty easy off road ride yesterday and when I got done and put my bike on the stand, the forks extend an extra couple of inches now. It looks like a chopper! I've seen the insides of forks come apart on the inside before, but never on MY bike. Of the 4 or 5 that I have seen this happen to, they were all KYB's.:thumbsup:

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted May 18, 2008 - 06:20 PM

#2

do the forks go back down when you take it off the stand?

i no on my bikes when you take the bike off the stand it sags a inch or so then when you put it on the stand it extends a inch or so.

but i think you know that already, take some pics?

  • Bigcr

Posted May 19, 2008 - 05:48 AM

#3

I'll take some pics before I tear them down tonight. You can see inches between the fork guard and the bottom of the upper fork tube. I see $ leaving my wallet.

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  • Ga426owner

Posted May 19, 2008 - 06:04 AM

#4

What is the service history of your forks, just curious?

  • Bigcr

Posted May 19, 2008 - 08:02 AM

#5

What is the service history of your forks, just curious?


I changed the springs to stiffer ones about 10 hours ago. It has to be something I f#$*ed up. I'm torn; if it's something I did, at least I can learn from it. If it's a defect, then how do I keep it from happening again?:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted May 19, 2008 - 09:53 AM

#6

... how do I keep it from happening again?:thumbsup:

First, we need to see what happened.

  • Bigcr

Posted May 19, 2008 - 12:28 PM

#7

First, we need to see what happened.


Yup; I can't wait to get off work!





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