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Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

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Navymike
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Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

Post by Navymike on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:13 pm

Hi Guy's Girls

despite my best loosening efforts one of my bottom fork clamp bolts has snapped in the back of the clamp. does anyone have any previous experience of rectifying this problem before i either attempt to drill out or take to a machine shop or just replace. 

Many thanks

Mike
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:18 pm

try heating it up and then drilling it out, you really REALLY don't want to do the head bearings, no lip to drive them out.
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Re: Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

Post by Vardypeeps on Tue 06 Dec 2016, 5:10 pm

I would try and drill that out to be honest, shouldn't be too hard and then if it gets damaged order a new bottom yoke.
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Re: Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

Post by Navymike on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 9:19 pm

Well even after drilling bolt was stuck solid. So 2nd hand yoke and new steering bearings and she's back on the road. Love it 8 month old fuel and started first time. Sweet. Bearings were a pain though.

Mike
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Re: Snapped lower fork clamp bolt

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 7:58 pm

Glad to hear you got it to work in the end! Snapped bolts are a pain...

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