Fork removel

6 replies to this topic
  • crf250r04

Posted January 19, 2010 - 08:53 PM


I was wondering what is the best way to remove the forks.

  • MOgle80

Posted January 19, 2010 - 09:13 PM


Read your manual , get the bike on a suitable stand that keeps the front wheel off the ground , and keep in mind the rear tire is going to rest on the floor after you remove the weight from the front of the bike. Now assuming this is a YZ400 426 450 because you didnt give details , get the front wheel off and lower fork guards. Thats the best start; no matter; what read the manual .

  • crf250r04

Posted January 19, 2010 - 09:19 PM


Thanks, the bike is a 2009 yz450

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  • Smokeslider

Posted January 20, 2010 - 06:16 AM


Remove front tire, remove brake caliper and loosen fork pinch bolts on the triple clamps. Slide forks down. Pretty easy actually, had mine out and broken down last night in about twenty minutes

  • r2millers

Posted January 20, 2010 - 10:09 AM


Why are you removing forks? If you are adjusting to help steering agle, just pinch bolts, if repacing seals, you will need a few more tools including the seal insert tool, fluid measuring tool, etc. Best thing to do when removing forks is to re-grease check your sterring head bearing and adjust play. Biggest thing guys don't do regularly, especially when using a pressure washer to clean after riding.

  • crf250r04

Posted January 20, 2010 - 03:40 PM


I am going to put seal savers on

  • crf250r04

Posted January 20, 2010 - 07:02 PM


Thanks alot for the help, easier than I thought

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