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BBrown626

Stopping the forks from twisting

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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.

Thanks,

Brent

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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.

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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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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.

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