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Old 09-15-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Question '00 ZX6R Fork Problems!!!

I have a 2000 zx6r. The bike is lowered about an 1 1/2 in the front. I purchased the bike this way and plan on changing this very soon. My main problem is when I get on the bike I can feel a short drop(about a 1/4 to 1/2) as soon as weight is applied to the front end. I spoke with a local guy that said my forks were probably running dry and I needed to replace them. Is he correct or can I rebuild these with some type of rebuild kit? I have yet to remove them and check my fluid levels and I know I need to do this. I'd just like to know how long my baby will have to be down!! Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:14 AM   #2
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Hey bro, just go to the Vault section and download the service manual, it will help you out on this!

You DON'T have to replace the forks simply because they are low on fluids, and the only place I know of to leak fork oil is around the fork seals. You should also be able to tell if you are leaking fork oil past the seals on each fork leg, it'll be oily around the tube where the seal and the slider tube meet. There should not be any oil there normally.

Depending on your mechanical skills and parts availability, seal replacement can be done in an afternoon, but if you are'nt comfortable doin' it, take it to the stealership service department!

With out knowing any more about your bike, this is my best guess for you!

Good Luck to ya.

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Old 09-16-2008, 04:48 AM   #3
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1/4 to 1/2 what?

There is supposed to be some sag when you get on the bike >> here >> http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/22/53/

The fluid in the forks slows the rate of change down, its called damping. The springs control how much it moves. Preloading the springs can control the sag when you hop on the bike as long as the spring range is suitable for your weight.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:15 AM   #4
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There's plenty of rebuild kits around or you could go see a specialist who will rebuild and set up the forks to suit your height, weight, etc.
Which is nice.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:32 AM   #5
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1/4 to 1/2 what?

There is supposed to be some sag when you get on the bike >> here >> http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/22/53/

The fluid in the forks slows the rate of change down, its called damping. The springs control how much it moves. Preloading the springs can control the sag when you hop on the bike as long as the spring range is suitable for your weight.
+1 your forks are fine...

dude's tryin to pull one over on ya
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:57 AM   #6
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Yep sounds like sag do the checks as above. If you can afford +1 on the proffesional rebuild, tailored to your weight and riding makes a huge difference.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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dude if u sit on the bike u dont expect the suspension to not move do you if that was the case it would be one rough ride....
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:44 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I felt like I was getting bad info from my local guy. Looks like I have a day of fork duty in my near future. All you guys have been a grat help.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:59 PM   #9
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I had my 00 zixxers forks rebuilt in less than an hour. Forks and valve lash are the only things I wont do. My tech kicked some ass on that job.
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