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Autozone sells some right next to checkout

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i think thats where i'm going to get it.. i was just looking on amazon and they had like copper type, silver type, aluminum type.. autozone has the aluminum type - i believe that'd be the best for this application?
 

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i think thats where i'm going to get it.. i was just looking on amazon and they had like copper type, silver type, aluminum type.. autozone has the aluminum type - i believe that'd be the best for this application?






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I received the fork adjusters I ordered from eBay today. In case anyone is worried about the fit and the quality, these fit perfectly and are much sturdier than the stock caps.

Installation is about a 20-25 minute job. They don't come with any instructions, not even in Thai. So:

You will need:

6mm allen wrench or hex head socket
22mm socket or adjustable wrench
Anti-seize lubricant
10mm socket or wrench to adjust the pre-load after installation

FIRST: Remove the load off of the front forks (they will be under pressure!) by lifting using either: a stand and the appropriate triple tree pin for the R3; a motorcycle jack (this is what I used and, once positioned correctly, it was very stable); or a car jack and a block of wood. The front tire should be just off the ground. Make sure the bike is stable before continuing with the install. I can't emphasize this enough!!!!!!!

NOTE: If you use the last method you will definitely want someone to help you hold the bike in position! This is NOT the preferred method but will work if you VERY CAREFULLY position the wood block. Use at your own risk!


1.) Loosen the pinch bolts on the clip-ons with the 6mm allen key/hex head socket

2.) Unscrew the stock fork caps with the 22mm socket (or wrap electric tape around the cap and CAREFULLY use an adjustable wrench). If you're just going to toss the stock caps, or re-cycle the aluminum, ignore the CAREFULLY part.

3.) Remove the O-ring from the stock caps. You will re-use this.

4.) Place the O-ring on the fork adjuster

5.) Spread some anti-seize lubricant on the threads of the adjuster and on the small 1mm lip of the adjuster that contacts the stock spacer inside the fork tube.

6.) Carefully wipe off any anti-seize that you get on the O-ring.

7.) Screw in the adjuster and tighten to 5 foot pounds with a torque wrench. If you don't have a torque wrench, just tighten it snugly, don't really lay on the muscle, it's aluminum! The pinch bolts keep things from loosening up anyway.

8. Re-tighten the 6mm pinch bolts.

All done! You can carry a 10mm wrench with you to adjust the pre-load during a ride until you achieve the performance of the forks that you're looking for

The range of adjustment is around 5/8"

Sorry, I won't have a chance to test these out until this weekend at the earliest.

eBay seller that has these listed right now in Black, Gold or Silver (contact him to verify color availability) for $39 USD shipped:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-R3-PRE-LOAD-PRELOAD-ADJUSTERS-/261930751396?hash=item3cfc4a15a4

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Hopefully this response to am old thread will show up. I got the same adjusters as you have pictures above, but the aluminium part on the bottom is upside down compared to your pix. (ie shoulder is on the end and not up against the black part as in your pix)-- mine seems wrong
Also I put on the adjusters, (had to force down the adjuster against spring tension with the palm of my hand while screwing into the fork tube) --- seems normal-right?
But after i finished I could turn down the adjusters all the way to the bottom, (almost by hand) there was no resistance at all. --- NOT right?

any comments?
 
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