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fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:24 am
Author: deka
Does anyone know where i can get hold of a fork damper removal tool, this is the piece/tool that sits inside of the fork tube to stop the damper spinning allowing removal of the damper and stanchion i have been told that it is a different tool to the one used on the z1 etc and this one is an oval shape that was used on the z900a and z1000a not sure if it ewas used on others like the z650 which shares the same fork legs. you can get a tool in auz but the cost and the shipping are over the top for a two use item, i would have thought we would have something here

There is a picture below of what i need on the right of the picture,
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Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:28 am
Author: Ultim8pc
I'd also be interested as I have to strip the forks on my 900a5

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Author: warren3200gt
I just use a broom handle sharpened to a four sided chamfer then cut off the pointy last half inch or so. whack the handle down the fork and use a hex impact driver on the hex head bolt. Never had one that wouldn't undo that way.

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Author: flateddie
broom and windy gun works a treat

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Author: deka
warren3200gt wrote:I just use a broom handle sharpened to a four sided chamfer then cut off the pointy last half inch or so. whack the handle down the fork and use a hex impact driver on the hex head bolt. Never had one that wouldn't undo that way.


Yes but that is the pre 76 damper which has the foursided tool, this one is an indented oval, i did try the broom handle before i found out it was a different fitting :sad

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Author: warren3200gt
Nope, used the same on two 77 650's which are round. the factory tool, four sided, actually cuts into the round tube to hold it. The broom handle mashes to friction fit.

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Author: engz1b
you can use a gator grip socket to hold the fork damper,

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Author: PAULJAC47
How about a torx on the end of and extension?

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Author: chrisw1
i made one at the weekend by grinding a m20 nut up and putting it onto a piece of threaded bar ....took 5 mins and works perfectly

Re: fork damper tool z900a4 z1000a

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Author: z1bman