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Front Fork Rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Greg-NWO, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Anyone know of a thread or website that has pictures of a fork rebuild? Specifically for the forks on a 74 tx650.

    I have the parts diagrams but they are pretty low quality and can't quite make out the order of all the pieces. (specifically where the washer like part goes that has holes spaced evenly around the circumference.

    Any help is appreciated. I've been searching for quite a while now. I can find a ton of pics of different parts of the internals but nothing detailing how they go back together.
     
  2. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Those are the diagrams I have currently.... and they kind of suck.
     
  3. oh ok , but you can zoom in on them
     
  4. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Do you have a Clymers manual? It has clear breakdowns of the forks. Page 126 is the 74 fork.
     
  5. Earz

    Earz XS650 Addict

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    Do you have the forks apart? I cannot recall any washer with holes around the circumfrence. These forks are pretty well the same as most forks from up until damn near present day (unless you're looking at inverted forks).

    If you have the forks apart, can you take a picture of the part in question?

    While it looks like there's a lot of pieces, it's really a pretty straightforward teardown/rebuild.


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  6. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    I'll take a pic tonight and post it up so you can see what I'm talking about.

    I don't have a clymer manual at the moment.
     
  7. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Here's a couple pics... first one shows all the parts and second is just a closer view of the parts I can't seem to identify in the parts diagrams.

    The upper part of the fork I have figured out, it's just the lower section. The bottom bolt is not shown but I know that threads into the larger peice.

    I took these apart about 2 years ago... memory is a little fuzzy now :laugh:
     

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  8. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Are you sure that it's an XS650 fork? in you smaller pic the clip looks to be the clip for the seal. Right size anyway. I haven't torn a lot of forks apart, but from what I have, those parts don't look like 650 parts.
     
  9. Earz

    Earz XS650 Addict

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    XSLeo, that's kind of what I was thinking. I have not had a set of 34mm forks apart, but I haven't ever seen a holed washer in any forks that I've torn down. I searched for a while for pictures of someones fork rebuild on the 34mm forks but didn't have any luck.

    The picture with all the parts laid out - Heres how I think they correspond with the yamaha parts diagram.

    (your # -> yamaha #)

    1 - 7
    2 - ?
    3 - ?
    4 - 18 (oring?)
    5 - 16
    6 - 26
    7 - attached to 9
    8 - 8

    hope this helps. If someone knows anything about the holed washers - hopefully they chime in.


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  10. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    The thought had crossed my mind.... They came on the bike when I bought it 5 years ago or so... the bike is a very low mileage 650 so I just assumed they would be original....as far as I know they are but that may not be I guess.
     
  11. Earz

    Earz XS650 Addict

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    Everything else appears to be XS650, just not those washers.

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  12. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Hmmm I wonder if I got those mixed in somehow... If they didn't come from the forks then I'm not sure where they came from.

    Anyway, I will leave them out and continue the rebuild with the parts that are on the diagram. Thanks for the help!
     
  13. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Someone might have been doing some experimenting back in the day with those washers... :shrug:
     
  14. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Got a pic of the fork lower and brake?
     
  15. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Here's an older pic of the bike when I first bought it....
     

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  16. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    From the pic it looks like a stock fork. The holed washers may be a po's attempt to fix a problem. I might try assembling them with the right parts. You might be able to find them by shopping around.
     
  17. Greg-NWO

    Greg-NWO XS650 Member

    Put them back together last night without the washers and they seem to be just fine. Thanks for all the help.
     
  18. osteoderm

    osteoderm out of the box

    My 74 Tx has the exact same damper rods with the same "holed washers". Makes me think it's not just a PO shadetree "improvement", but I likewise am having a very hard time finding out more info.
     
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    Hombre Verde TheDynamicCycles.com

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