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post #1 of 4 Old 10-20-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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05 RC51 fork assistance

The stop bolt on the right fork backed off and leaked fluid, when I reset my suspension back to the standard settings. I have disassembled the fork. Does any one have any experience with these forks? I have located some one with the damper rod tool so that I can torque the damper and the stop bolt together. I have the factory service manual and the parts that I removed are somewhat different in regards to the upper fork cap and spring spacer. Is there any special thing that I should be aware of reassembling the fork? Is the stop bolt coming loss a common thing? thanks

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tarheelguy might be able to give some insight.

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I've been in my forks 3 or 4 times.

I didn't need any "special tools" but all I did was pull them apart & change springs/fluid & add the 20mm spacer.

I guess what your refering to as the "stop bolt" is the allen head on the bottom of the fork (#10 I think). Mine never leaked. When I re-assembled the forks I just pulled up on the white plastic tube thing so that I could get a cresent wrench on those flat spots, and then torqued the bottom bolt with some locktite.

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