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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2007, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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yamaha r6 05 lower fork clamp repair

Long story short, my son wrecked his bike when he was home on leave (hes okay). Im doing pretty good on fixing the subframe and clipons but the lower fork clamp has a broken stop tab. Could you guys let me know what to watch out for (torque specs on upper bearing,etc)? Im good mechanically but if it takes special tools or such Ill take it in. Im trying to get this done before he gets home from Iraq. Thanks.
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Man... for the torque specs you really need a service manual.

Try this thread and link for a online / pdf manual. If they have it. I suggest saving it your harddrive for future use.

Are you going to be replacing the lower tripple?

Oh..

& glad he's ok. Alot of service men come home from being in active duty and over seas. They are looking for the adreline rush again. Many find it in sportbikes but get themselves in trouble either with the law or health from wrecking. I seen a article on it as well as on 60 mins or 20/20.

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Man... for the torque specs you really need a service manual.

Try this thread and link for a online / pdf manual. If they have it. I suggest saving it your harddrive for future use.

Are you going to be replacing the lower tripple?

Oh..

& glad he's ok. Alot of service men come home from being in active duty and over seas. They are looking for the adreline rush again. Many find it in sportbikes but get themselves in trouble either with the law or health from wrecking. I seen a article on it as well as on 60 mins or 20/20.

Either way.. give him our best and

I'll be doing just that in September. Gotta get that adrenaline goin'.
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thanks for the quick replys. The forks are ok, just a broken tab on the lower. Im def gonna get a manual on cd, got one for my seadoos and cant live without it. the lower looks like it will just slide off the top of the forks after the clipons and top clamp/ignition are removed. I always felt like he was safer in Iraq than on leave riding his bike lol. He was at a dead stop and said the throttle rolled wide open after he gave it some gas. Now I see the recall on the 2006 and starting to wonder.
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Got any pics of the damage?




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The only damage in that area is a broken tab on top where the fork was overextended to the right. The fork just barely kissed the frame. The right clipon and headlight area took most of the hit. I have a manual on the way... the link from the other thread didnt work. It looks like a straight-forward repair, supporting the bike while taking the forks off might be a challenge.
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The only damage in that area is a broken tab on top where the fork was overextended to the right. The fork just barely kissed the frame. The right clipon and headlight area took most of the hit. I have a manual on the way... the link from the other thread didnt work. It looks like a straight-forward repair, supporting the bike while taking the forks off might be a challenge.
If he's in Iraq, then he's banking. Tell him to purchase some front and rear stands. Pitbul makes a front stand that lifts from the steering head. Fork removal is easy with them!
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Yeah hes banking and the good thing he doesnt have to pay the IRS on combat pay. Thanks for all the replys, guys! I'll send him your best regards.
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Yeah Dlit but if the man has to remove the tripples that pitbull stand you are talking don't work!

Here's the stand he's talking... goes int he hole at the bottom of the front head show here.


And the Pit Bull stand.


But then you can't pull those tripples... that's when you need one of these 2 options.



or the big $$$ version


Or if you feel lucky... some wratchet straps to some ceiling joists in the garage.




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I plan on using a cherry picker to straddle the bike from the rear, block the rear tire and lift from the frame in front of the tank. Should work... lol
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Yeah hes banking and the good thing he doesnt have to pay the IRS on combat pay. Thanks for all the replys, guys! I'll send him your best regards.
I know about all that. USAF here.

And Gas, you're right. I had a stupid moment.
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I know about all that. USAF here.

And Gas, you're right. I had a stupid moment.
Totally understandable.. we all do sometimes.




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Totally understandable.. we all do sometimes.
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