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the front suspension component of most modern motorcyles

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2001 Yamaha Royal Star 1300

I just bought a crashed motorcycle from my neighbor but is not driveable because the forks need to be replaced. Does anyone know if I can replace them with forks from a different brand, maybe honda ...
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Can I damage motorcycle's geometry with too tight straps?

The motorcycle was tied with ratchet straps in the front by the fork from both sides and in the rear by the swing arm from both sides (shown in red marks on the image below). The problem is that ...
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My motorbikes front fork oil is leaking and making a noise in brakes

I am from Bangalore! I own a pulsar 200ns and my bike has a bent fork. Due this the bike's fork oil started leaking. I got the forks done but it's still leaking. What should I do?? Is it OK??? Do I ...
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Fork bend issue! [duplicate]

I have a Pulsar 180 2016 model. I recently met with an accident and I replaced the doom and light set everything. Now when I leave hands from handlebar and drive, my ride control is missing and is ...
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How can I check if the steering assembly on my motorcycle it straight?

My motorbike took a spectacularly violent trip into a gravel trap in Hockenheim. Long story short, I think my forks and/or triple clamps might be bent. How do I go about accurately checking if forks ...
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How can I repair cracked/broken non-structural carbon fibre parts?

I managed to crack one of the carbon fibre fork protectors on my motorbike. From the damage it looks like this was due to an impact with a solid object. Below are some pictures: It would seem that ...
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Fork bent and replacement

I own a Royal Enfiel Classic 350. I recently met with an accident and had to replace the tank, handle, light set, metal mount for light and the handle for the fork. My insurance did not cover for ...
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What are the advantages of upside down forks?

Recently, I have come across many bikes which have upside down front forks. From browsing around the internet, I was not able to get a concrete answer for why it is preferred over conventional ...
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How to remove front forks on motorcycle

I've got my motorcycle up in the air about to pull the frame up off the engine but I need to remove one last thing. I got everything taken apart except this center bolt holding the front forks on. ...
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Fork tube seals Suzuki sv650

So I recently inherited a 2002 Suzuki sv650... It was garage kept for about 6 years and needs some love. I noticed that the rubber seals on top of the fork shock tubes won't stay with the tubes... ...
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Bent front fork on a bike

There's a previously owned 2009 YAMAHA FZ16-S that I'm thinking of picking up. It has a slightly twisted and bent fork (plausibly caused by an accident). It's only apparent when you ride it for a bit. ...
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GSX-R front suspension technology timeline

I have noticed that people frequently choose the GSX-R front end for a front end conversion on old bikes to improve handling and comfort. The GSX-R was produced from 1985 through the present, and I'm ...
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Motorcycle Front Forks: Fork tube stuck in bottom pipe - clunking sound when trying to remove

I'm rebuilding the forks on my CB400 project bike [ turning into a street tracker ;) ] The process from the manual is pretty straight forward: 1) Remove the front fork bolts and drain oil 2) With ...
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