HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Brettv

Special yamaha Dampning rod holder...$$$

6 posts in this topic

ive just been to yamaha and got quoted over $200 for the proper tool, NO WAY. so i asked them how much it would cost to crack the nut and undo the valve assembly, they wanted $200........ :cry:. So now i have partially dismantled forks, i want to clean the valves out, does anyone from aus live in melbourne and have access to such a tool? or where i can go to get it done cheaper? :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you must have the real tool, motion pro sells them for 40.00 or so.

The PVC pipe works, but if I were to DIY it again I would try copper tubing. Something with more strength than the pvc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he's asking about the damper rod holding tool (two nuts), not the cartridge holding tool (pvc pipe) :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks guys, actually, i got mixed up, i was after ther cartridge tool, i just made one out of steel pipe that seems to fit, i havnt tried it yet, but looks promising, instead of the two nut trick i screwed the cap back on and used it as the 'locknut'

thanks for everyones help :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made the tool and have completed changing the fork seals, however I found out from a friend that it's not necessary to use the castle tool and you just use a rattle gun instead. I asked my local yamaha shop and that is also the way they do it. I might try one next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0