sticking forks : Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycle Forums: 1000RR.net

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-28-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
sticking forks

While changing my clip-ons yesterday I had the hardest time dropping the forks. I loosened the upper and lower triples, but the forks didn't budge. I thought once the bolts were loose, the forks would just drop on their own. After pounding with a rubber mallet, they finally went down. Then getting them back up was equally challenging. The clamps on the triples seemed a little dry/corroded. Would this be the cause for the sticking? Would it be alright to use WD-40 to ease the slide? Any input will be greatly appreciated.
80804RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-28-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
d207gp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bay Area NorCal
Posts: 4,332
I would clean out any corrosion on the interior clamping surfaces of the upper and lower trees with some fine-grit sandpaper. Degrease well. Clean the fork tubes as well.
__________________
Charlie, We don't want tuna with good taste. We want tuna that tastes good, smells good and puts out.
d207gp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
So it will be alright to put lubricant on the fork tubes?
80804RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
TS250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 119
When the bolts are removed from the clamps, you can insert a flat head screwdriver into the gap and pry them open enough to get movement. It goes without saying that you should exercise care so as not to damage the clamps.
TS250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 02:53 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
I had the bolts fully removed, and had a friend spread the clamp with a screwdriver. And still had a hard time moving the tubes.
80804RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
hyco_honda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Elon/Hyco Lake
Posts: 225
Get a bigger friend jk.

Did you have the wheel, fender and brakes removed? Just wondering if the forks were working against each other if the front end was still assembled or the brake line lengths were offering resistance.

When I did mine I had the wheel, fender and brakes removed and they were a little tight but nothing unreasonable.

I'd be careful using wd-40? Not sure about the sanding either?

No wreck or stoppies that may have tweaked the front end, forks, trees etc?

If everything looks straight and the front wheel, fender and brakes are removed, I'd clean the trees and forks and reassemble.
__________________
Stay Thirsty My Friends

Last edited by hyco_honda; 11-29-2012 at 08:32 PM.
hyco_honda is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Latest Forum Topics
WTB
Today 12:21 AM
Last post by BCM1000RR
Today 10:46 PM
1 Replies, 23 Views
Deal of the century MUST SEE!!!
11-17-2014 09:55 PM
Last post by MCPFB
Today 10:06 PM
20 Replies, 501 Views
REVIEW of Fairing kit from Motofanclub
11-29-2013 11:12 PM
by Erroet
Last post by Erroet
Today 10:02 PM
1 Replies, 478 Views
Squid sighting
05-27-2008 09:34 PM
by danknee
Last post by nola
Today 09:50 PM
1,767 Replies, 356,381 Views
Word Association Game v2.1
12-06-2011 02:25 PM
Last post by kingnba6
Today 09:49 PM
17,664 Replies, 295,821 Views
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Honda 1000RR Prices
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum