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abou_l_simm

07 YZ450F Fork Play

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Hey guys,

A few month ago I crashed my bike off a huge dune...it fell straight down on the front wheel. ..the immediate thing I noticed is that the front wheel was misaligned and that was fixed by loosening the triple clamp and kicking the front wheel a few times!:doh:

Then when I was checking the bearings a few months later, I removed the front wheel and noticed that when I grabbed the fork stanchions, there was a slight lateral play in them!!!! IS THAT NORMAL!!!

Thanks,

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if you grab the forks by where the wheel axle goes, you can move them back and forth not a lot, maybe around 1/4" total play, they are still pretty new and they go up and down very smoothly.

Just wondering if that fall messed something up. No leaking either around the seals.

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I'm no expert, but that does not sound right to me. When I've had my forks apart I don't recall any freeplay left to right. Maybe someone else can chime in? Also, you might post this in the suspension forum.

Nate

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