Snapped pinch bolts; does it matter?
Posted September 27, 2009 - 04:50 AM
On my 98 WR400, the front fork (throttle side) has had the pinch bolts for the wheel spindle clamp, snapped off deep in the holes.
Should I go to the effort of drilling them out and putting new ones in or will it be ok on this side of the wheel (next to the speedo drive/opposite side to the caliper). I'm not planning on using the bike for heavy use; some light green laning and trails, and jumping off the bumpy bits on the local spare ground
Posted September 27, 2009 - 04:02 PM
Posted September 27, 2009 - 05:40 PM
Posted September 29, 2009 - 05:59 PM
This would also mean that the axle would be floating in the right side while you are riding which will put additional load on the left side. This extra load could cause the the preload to come loose, wallow out the axle bore and/or break the fork.
For me the only option is to fix it.
Posted September 30, 2009 - 08:08 AM