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Reply #30 on: July 04, 2020, 01:36:09 pm
Part 23? I think they're the damper rod bolts. Suppose there's no reason you couldnt drain the oil through them, though. I'd never though of doing that. You'd just need the tool to hold the rod from the top (sharpened broom stick works for me...)
Dion from Yam Retro printed that off for me and implied that it was merely removing the bolt . I hope he’s right cos I’m lazy👌
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Reply #31 on: July 04, 2020, 01:41:59 pm
I'm lazy too  ;)
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Reply #32 on: July 04, 2020, 10:48:08 pm
Dion from Yam Retro printed that off for me and implied that it was merely removing the bolt . I hope he’s right cos I’m lazy👌

That't the bolt that holds your fork's damper rod in place!!! Seriously, I just installed a set of cartridges in mine. One of these bolts came right out with an Allen wrench. The other one required an impact wrench and jamming the tube inside the slider with a really long screwdriver. Otherwise it would simply spin. There's locktite on it from the factory.

You don't want to take that out unless you are dismantling the forks.


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Reply #33 on: July 04, 2020, 11:39:37 pm
I just found out that their ARE drain holes in the forks! You take off the wheel and there’s a drain screw in the bottom of em 👍
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Those ARE the dampening cone bolts.
You might have a problem getting them re-tightened to spec without the cone just turning away inside.
It can be a real hassle.
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Reply #34 on: July 05, 2020, 09:25:55 am
Buggerit! Another dream shattered!
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Reply #35 on: July 10, 2020, 10:39:59 am
I just found out that their ARE drain holes in the forks! You take off the wheel and there’s a drain screw in the bottom of em 👍
Thanks everybody for your(scary) feedback!! I guess that drain option has flitted out the window😬
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Reply #36 on: July 10, 2020, 12:32:01 pm
Thanks everybody for your(scary) feedback!! I guess that drain option has flitted out the window😬
I have never tried it... but ... you could could consider a metal "straw" and a pump.
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Reply #37 on: July 11, 2020, 08:47:10 am
Sorry I tried to work out how to send that link but it’s beyond me!😳
Got a link? I might try these as well.
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Reply #38 on: July 11, 2020, 10:29:28 am
Re sag, bounce, weave etc... interesting take on data vs. feel   https://advrider.com/dont-be-a-spreadsheet-warrior/


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Reply #39 on: July 11, 2020, 12:17:36 pm
Re sag, bounce, weave etc... interesting take on data vs. feel   https://advrider.com/dont-be-a-spreadsheet-warrior/
Nice article and quite apropos
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Reply #40 on: July 11, 2020, 03:21:14 pm
Got a link? I might try these as well.
Just worked out how to do it- sorry I took so long
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322486741850
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Reply #41 on: July 11, 2020, 04:56:11 pm
Nice article and quite apropos

That article is me to a T. I've only had my bike a full week and I've read so many things that "should be changed" that I've started doubting my own opinion that I love how the bike feels with just a simple rear shock adjustment. I'm my own worst enemy that way.... Okay, I'm going for a ride, I really do love how she is right now!
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Reply #42 on: July 12, 2020, 08:36:08 am
That article is me to a T. I've only had my bike a full week and I've read so many things that "should be changed" that I've starte
d doubting my own opinion that I love how the bike feels with just a simple rear shock adjustment. I'm my own worst enemy that way.... Okay, I'm going for a ride, I really do love how she is right now!
It’s true, isn’t it? I know that I’m banging on all over this forum about mods, but it’s not because she needs em. It’s just in my nature. I’m doing nothing that isn’t reversible if it’s no good.
I love her how she is, just want to tart her up so my mates lust after her!!😂
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Reply #43 on: July 17, 2020, 06:54:55 am
I thought they might, since they look much the same as the others. Just a matter of waiting for them to arrive. By that time, I'll probably have changed the fork oil, as suggested.

PS: Did your mate get them on without bar risers?
Did the yamaha pre-loaded adjusters work


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Reply #44 on: July 17, 2020, 08:57:08 am
Did the yamaha pre-loaded adjusters work

Ive ordered the same back in early June. Paid the bit extra for tracking and I've tracked them from the seller to the airport to .....return...reason...security check....That was nearly a month ago....simply disappeared....I'll wait another couple of weeks and start chasing them up.  Going to stop getting stuff outta china....service is turning to crap.
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