Fork spring stuck!!
  • macsfamily
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    Fork spring stuck!!

    by macsfamily » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:24 pm

    Servicing my forks. Completed first and trying to disassemble the second. The spring is stuck at the bottom and will not come out of the fork leg?? I have tried "hooking" it and pulling, no dice. Before getting agro and causing further damage, I am wonder if anyone has experienced this and what suggestions you have.

    Thanks!
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    by VetJunior » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:50 pm

    Would this be the left fork leg? The disc brake side?
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    by macsfamily » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:56 pm

    VetJunior wrote:Would this be the left fork leg? The disc brake side?


    It is the right side.
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    by VetJunior » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:25 pm

    It must not be what I was thinking. Some folks accidentally mix the mounting bolts from the fork protector with the disk protector. They are different lengths and if mixed up they can dimple the slider tube and pin the spring inside the tube. That's what I have been told....might be completely wrong. Good luck with the removal of the spring,hope it all goes well.
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    by motosicko » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:48 pm

    VetJunior wrote:It must not be what I was thinking. Some folks accidentally mix the mounting bolts from the fork protector with the disk protector. They are different lengths and if mixed up they can dimple the slider tube and pin the spring inside the tube. That's what I have been told....might be completely wrong. Good luck with the removal of the spring,hope it all goes well.


    99% sure that's what has happened. It can and will happen if the longer disc guard bolt has been put in the fork protector position. It can happen on either fork leg.
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    by macsfamily » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:32 am

    You got it! I mixed up the rotor / fork guard bolts......

    Disassembled the lower leg and cleaned it up. All is good now. Thanks for the replies!
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    by VetJunior » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:49 pm

    Glad it worked out.
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    by Codeman00 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:04 pm

    As a mechanical engineer myself, Honda needs to be called out on that one :roll: ...horrible design. And even worse that the problem hasn't been fixed by them as the model years changed.

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