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Old 03-30-2018, 12:18 AM
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front fork rebuild

a car pulled in front of me with no time to react, literally. Hence my forks look bent maybe a tiny bit, maybe not. But it does steer weird now. Is rebuilding the forks a viable option, needing it rebuilt by a pro, or get a whole new assembly.??? Which is best, and which is cheapest [which there's really no room for cheap implying you'll likely also get cheap work]. Trust my life with a "cheap" labor. .Anywhere I should look for a rebuild kit online, or scour used parts shops for the entire front end? THX ALREADY
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:21 AM
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its been so dam long since Ive ridden Im extremely and totally excited about getting back on there. I feel like a kid and giddy about it. Cant come soon enough. ughh grrrr dam kid shouldnt have even been driving without a license, unregistered car, and no insurance. GRRRRR WTFF!!!!!!! RRRRRR
**** me dam Im so excited......
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Get them to buy you a new forks and whatever else that is is not the same as before.

Otherwise look at getting fork legs professionally straightened and rebuilt, or secondhand VTR forks from eBay or similar - or transplanting on another front end from a different model bike.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:30 AM
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Jamie Daugherty is on this forum, look him up, proprietor of a suspension overhaul business. Done fine by me more than once.
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I'd pull them to check for straightness. If bent, find used parts to replace the damage. As far as rebuild kits, I've used the all ***** bushing kit twice now and the parts are good quality and last. Seals are a personal choice, I like oem.

Also, small claims court may get you satisfaction against the arsehole driving with no ins. Don't just let them off scott-free!
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Send me a PM, I have forks, triples, ect. if you need them gone though as well..that can be done.
Shoot me a message if interested, just a few hours away here in TX
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Bummer for you, hopefully you can back on the road soon!
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If you go with stock forks there's an inexpensive mod that can be done (a small hole is drilled in each), which along with 7.5 wt oil and springs for your weight really makes a big difference. I forget what the mod's called (folks on here will know), but it's very popular, tried and tested.

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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
If you go with stock forks there's an inexpensive mod that can be done (a small hole is drilled in each), which along with 7.5 wt oil and springs for your weight really makes a big difference. I forget what the mod's called (folks on here will know), but it's very popular, tried and tested.

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Please do not do that! It only makes the bad parts of the stock forks worse. It is also a permanent modification and cannot be undone.
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With all due respect Jamie, you're The Man with regards to suspension on these bikes, I had it done on mine and it is much better than stock. It used to dive with any kind of 'positive' braking. Now that's mitigated.

What do you suggest instead? I'm curious.

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True. My bike dives like crazy with even light front brakes.
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
If you go with stock forks there's an inexpensive mod that can be done (a small hole is drilled in each), which along with 7.5 wt oil and springs for your weight really makes a big difference. I forget what the mod's called (folks on here will know), but it's very popular, tried and tested.

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What you are talking about is the Roger D. spec fork mod.
While some might not agree with what he has done, like most info from Roger it does work well.
I would limit it to street use but it is another option that does work well.
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I did the Roger mod before I did the USD and it gave a measured improvement.

Bike wasn't tracked , only ridden on the road.

From memory any improvement over standard is a bonus.

Get your bike back on the road and enjoy !
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https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29710



Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide
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Post by Roger Ditchfield Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:08 am

It is good to see an excellent description of the BASIC Revolution Racing VTR STREET/OCCASIONAL TRACKDAY fork tune. I would like to point out that there is a couple of further modifications that I do on this level of tune which is NOT in the public domain. As Mr. Ablett was in Japan at the time of my involvement with him I did not give him all the info for a complete "Revolution" fork tune. Concerning the detail of this post I my opinion the 1mm drill hole should be drilled on a line between the lower larger OEM holes and not in line with them as shown. Hope this helps.
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Seriously guys, I've done extensive suspension dyno work on forks - please DO NOT make these modifications to your forks. Fluid weight will not fix the problems created by drilling the holes and the increased spring rate will not work properly without fixing the internal valving shortcomings.

I can't implore you enough not to attempt modifications in this manner.
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