Stopping the forks from twisting

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  • BBrown626

Posted July 14, 2008 - 04:35 PM


My son’s forks/clamps get twisted very easily. For example, if he tips over while barely moving through a corner the bars get twisted out of wack. I can grab the bars and wheel and pull them back. I have torqued the triple clamps, bars, bar mounts and both steering nuts to spec. I have loosened the top clamp and torqued the steering then retightened the top clamp. Nothing has worked yet. This doesn’t happen on any of our other bikes. Have I overlooked something? They shouldn't get twisted so easily.



  • grayracer513

Posted July 14, 2008 - 05:03 PM


leave the top clamp tight and loosen the lower clamp pinch bolts. Shake the bars left and right and bounce the front end a few times. Then look to see if the forks are straight. If they are not, one of the tubes may be bent.

  • whyzee125

Posted May 29, 2009 - 09:19 AM


I'm having the same problem with my YZ. dang, i hope my forks aren't bent, although i could pick some up on ebay pretty cheap i'd rather not. I need to find out though because im getting ready to get mine revalved so thatd be bad...

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  • clutchless

Posted May 29, 2009 - 09:48 AM


i have had this problem with all my yz's. drop the bike in a corner and front wheel is all out of wack.

i finally broke down and got a torque wrench mainly to tighten my triple clamps.

found out i never tightned them enough without it in fear of crushing the fork tube.

now that they are all set to the proper torque spec this problem rarely happens unless i really wad it up hard.

15 ft-lbs is the proper torque spec for the triple clamps on my 07.

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted May 29, 2009 - 06:06 PM


Quit dropping the bike?

  • whyzee125

Posted May 30, 2009 - 07:04 PM


Quit dropping the bike?

easy to say, but it shouldn't do that.:crazy:

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