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Trying to move my forks up but they won't move

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'07 YZ450F. I have the bolts out for the clamps but these forks are still a bugger to move. Am I missing something else? Or do I just need to give it a little muscle? Thanks.

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Twist them back and forth while you force them up.

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Did you take the front wheel and brake off? How about loosening the 4 bolts on each side of the triple clamps? If you have done both of those you should be able to pull/twist off the forks.

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Yeah the bolts I mentioned above were the 4 on each side of the triple clamps. I removed the front tire, too. I don't see how the front brake will affect it but I'll look again. I'll try twisting them while pushing up.

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Try prying lightly on the triple clamps (usually on the bottom one) in the gap where the pinch bolts go.

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'07 YZ450F. I have the bolts out for the clamps but these forks are still a bugger to move. Am I missing something else? Or do I just need to give it a little muscle? Thanks.
Are you trying to do this with the bike on the stand? You're fighting gravity when you should be enlisting its help.

Snug the bolts up a little and set it on the ground on the triangle stand, or leaning on the bench. Loosen one set of bolts on one side, and twist the fork tube a little. It will slide up. If it goes too far, don' sweat it. Just put it back on the stand and twist to lower it back to where you want it.

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Yeah I had my bike on my stand. The twisting thing worked while pushing up. I'm all done now. Curious as to how it will corner now. I raised them 5mm. Thanks for the advice all.

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Stupendous,

when you geta minute let me know how this worked out for you as for the cornering ability w/the 5mm decrease.

I would really appreciate knowing the differance!

Thanks!

Rune...

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Stupendous,

when you geta minute let me know how this worked out for you as for the cornering ability w/the 5mm decrease.

I would really appreciate knowing the differance!

Thanks!

Rune...

Rune- I am not sure if this applies to an 07 but I just picked up an 06 450 and I raised the forks .31'' in the clamp (dont have a metric ruler so dont know the mm). It made a noticeable difference in cornering and made it easier to turn tighter. But at the same time I also changed to a Dunlop 755 front, so that was part of it to.

on my 250f(which is very similar handling wise) I did the same amount on the forks and noticed the same with better turning. depending on conditions I have gone all the way till the forks hit the bars, and boy it turns quick- and headshakes also. On the 250f .30''-.33'' was the best setting, so I think the 450f will be similar

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