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Old 12-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #3361
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The lower yolk is the under side of the egg or in this case the black part the fork legs slide into at the steering head

Dont be too concerned though at this stage, you can get by with a slightly twisted lower yoke, the GS is not too fussy with it and is not likely to exhibit bad handling. Mine is in that state at the moment

It can be checked simply by placing a wide flat board on the fork sliders and see if it fits flat against both sides, if not loosen the yoke bolts push the bars left and right then tighten the bolts again and recheck. If it is twisted the board will not sit flat. I use a good piece of 1" particle board for checking such things, an old trick from long ago

Now out Cobar way they use a tree fork to hold the front wheel while pushing on the bars.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #3362
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Ok. Great good to know more. Also that its not totally urgent. Possibly another refill op in Peru when Huzar comes over for a ride if really needed. Thanks heaps. Will have it all checked at the shop when I get it to Bogota. Now on that note- must I find myself some transport!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #3363
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These are the bits I need... Thanks again and sorry for the three posts. It's late and I am tired and sore. Bruising still on its way.... Ouch
Hey Hewby, I have the following parts if you need them:
F650GS and F650GS Dakar forks (uppers pitted a bit and need buffing) but all lowers completely fine.
Fork Brace intact
Upper and lower yokes/triples as well.

For sale in flea market but shoot me a pm and let me know what else you need. I can ship them out probably after Xmas/New Years when things are open. Cheers!

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #3364
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I have spoke with them about it and apparently are very good. Should be ready to sell in a few weeks they said. So I'm waiting to see...
Any word on their setup?

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #3365
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has anyone tried to lower the yamaha forks besides sliding them up in the clamps? i have mine slid up in the clamps but i want another inch lower. i know you can have it profesionally lowered by shortening the parts but is there something i can do at home like cut a little off the spring?
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #3366
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has anyone tried to lower the yamaha forks besides sliding them up in the clamps? i have mine slid up in the clamps but i want another inch lower. i know you can have it profesionally lowered by shortening the parts but is there something i can do at home like cut a little off the spring?
Kubiak, you can usually shorten a fork my putting some travel reducing spacers in the fork. Usually on the dampening rods. We do this on mtb forks so probably pretty similar on moto forks. Will probably need to shorten the springs/pre load spacers I would think. Forks are pretty much the same in construction so I bet you could find the info pretty easy and you seem to be quite handy with tools judging by your projects.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #3367
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Kubiak, you can usually shorten a fork my putting some travel reducing spacers in the fork. Usually on the dampening rods. We do this on mtb forks so probably pretty similar on moto forks. Will probably need to shorten the springs/pre load spacers I would think. Forks are pretty much the same in construction so I bet you could find the info pretty easy and you seem to be quite handy with tools judging by your projects.
yea i saw a little info on the internet but not sure which way to go yet. i will check more on the spacers like you are saying. thanks for the info mattomoto!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #3368
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shortening WP conventionals

Solo Lobo documented shortening his WP's in this thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=676340&page=3

He made PVC spacers. Pages 3 and 4 go over it. It's fairly Macgyver-ish, so if he can do it, I'm sure you can. Assuming forks are forks.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #3369
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Solo Lobo documented shortening his WP's in this thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=676340&page=3

He made PVC spacers. Pages 3 and 4 go over it. It's fairly Macgyver-ish, so if he can do it, I'm sure you can. Assuming forks are forks.
thanks for the info, im going to read up on it and see what its all about!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #3370
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Solo Lobo documented shortening his WP's in this thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=676340&page=3

He made PVC spacers. Pages 3 and 4 go over it. It's fairly Macgyver-ish, so if he can do it, I'm sure you can. Assuming forks are forks.
Yep, just like that Good find JoJack.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:07 AM   #3371
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After a long wait already for a Radman Axle I have gone about getting one made. I am using the original spacer on the opposite side to the disc but now need to make up a spacer for the disc side to center the wheel in the forks. Its real difficult to work out the centre. Does anyone have the thickness of the spacer used in the Radman axle please?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #3372
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Silly thought on the axle, looked at the 650x for other reasons and they have 220 mm fork spacing and a 20mm dia axle which screws into a "spacer sleeve" on the LHS

It would seem you could use their axle & turn it down for the GS wheel, the spacer sleeve looks similar to the sleeve used in the Radman kit. Would take a bit more into and measurements but may be worthwhile

In addition they have some interesting brake cable guides and ABS mounts which could be used/adapted
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #3373
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I use a piece of angle iron. If it rocks then it needs pushing or pulling. if the four points sit without rocking then it is good.

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The lower yolk is the under side of the egg or in this case the black part the fork legs slide into at the steering head

Dont be too concerned though at this stage, you can get by with a slightly twisted lower yoke, the GS is not too fussy with it and is not likely to exhibit bad handling. Mine is in that state at the moment

It can be checked simply by placing a wide flat board on the fork sliders and see if it fits flat against both sides, if not loosen the yoke bolts push the bars left and right then tighten the bolts again and recheck. If it is twisted the board will not sit flat. I use a good piece of 1" particle board for checking such things, an old trick from long ago

Now out Cobar way they use a tree fork to hold the front wheel while pushing on the bars.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #3374
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Can those who have done the conversion measure the distance from the centre of the yoke post to the front edge of the upper yoke ?. I need the measurement to complete a diagram for the ignition switch mount

I know there are variations between some of the yokes which have been used so the more measurements the better to work out the max and min values likely to be encountered

Would greatly appreciate any assistance and measurements posted
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:31 AM   #3375
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Can those who have done the conversion measure the distance from the centre of the yoke post to the front edge of the upper yoke ?. I need the measurement to complete a diagram for the ignition switch mount

I know there are variations between some of the yokes which have been used so the more measurements the better to work out the max and min values likely to be encountered

Would greatly appreciate any assistance and measurements posted

I have a Dakar top clamp and a YZ top clamp.
I can help you out by Tuesday with measurements if that suits.

I need to do it as I am busy building custom clamps for myself anyway. Just haven't had the time to get to it.
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