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Old 03-30-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Does your fork rotate

So i was looking at my bike's r1200 forks (08) compared to my buddies (07), both GS non GSAs and my my forks rotate and his do not. I got a little worried about this. Does any one know any thing about it?? it is the upper fork section that rotates compared to the steering stem. I tried to post pics but this is my first pic post so please bear with me if it does not work.

Cheers, and thanks for all the help in advance

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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There is a locknut under that black plastic cap on top of the upper fork bridge.

There should be a small notch somewhere on the edge, just big enough to pry it off with the tip of a small screwdriver.

The nut should be torqued to 30 ft-lbs.

The nut is on top of a rubber bushing in the fork bridge. The bushings tend to loosen up a little with age and being under tension.

Don't over-torque the nut to try to stop them from turning. If the torque is good, just let it be.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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Does your fork rotate?
Only when I'm eating spaghetti!


Seriously....I'll take a look at my GSA in the morning.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #4
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Hola amigo. They all do that.

(Me a 2010 GSA.) Part of the quirky design. The tubes are not holding the load, only direcing it.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:23 AM   #5
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My 08 did the same thing and my 2013 does too!
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:43 AM   #6
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Yup, normal.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:45 AM   #7
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Woke up in the morning to the answer I needed. Thanks guys nightmare over.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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yep, mine turn too
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