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post #1 of 4 Old 07-26-2007, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Fork Bolt Replacement

Hi all,

The guys that did my front shock rebuild have partially rounded off the RHS Fork bolt (the big blue hex-headed one at the top of the forks).

I have the Service manual someone kindly posted a while back, but it's for a pre-2004 Hornet with the non-adjustable forks...whereas mine is a 2006.

I was wondering if this is just a matter of loosening the RHS top pinch bolt, unscrewing the Fork bolt and screwing a new one in...but I am unsure how this will affect the adjustment.

If it does affect the adjustment I may not bother, it's not THAT noticeable and I'm just being anal .

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-26-2007, 06:30 AM
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Not quite that easy but not all that difficult. Once you remove the top cap(blue) you must unscrew the damping rod from the top cap.

This is the part number for the 2004 and later top cap.
51454-MBW-D61
BOLT, FR. FORK
$17.79 each USD.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-26-2007, 05:26 PM
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make sure you have no weight on forks. done that once. no so good. would be bad on this since its still attached to fork. the ones that are just caps(older ones) they tend to fly fast and high, and seem to aim for gas tanks.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-26-2007, 08:25 PM
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Always pull your fork caps off with a rag covering the cap as you UN screw it.
Loaded or UN-loaded. Preferably UN-loaded.
Whenever working on the triple clamp area,Put a nice shipping blanket over the tank.
Bad stuff always seems to find that big thing.

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