Post Master General
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 95,000+ mile '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 89 FZR400 racebike, 06 ZX6R track only, 97 ZX6R F model
Bushings you would be hard pressed to feel as "bad" until you have the forks apart cleaned and no seal and then slide it all back together- but at anything over 20k I bet you have a couple thousandths of slop, and you have originals in there at 50=K? you have more than 5 thousandths of sloppiness........ for $40 buy the damn bushings and put them in!
Even if you hack a measurement of thickness with a dial caliper you will measure more than 5 thou of difference new to your old........ I guarantee it!
Bike will work much better and you have oil travelling around the sloppy loose bushings now too, so not all of it is going through the damper rod making the system even less effective, not too mention all those wear particles in your oil and in your damper rod and in the compression and rebound stacks
full disassembly, cleaning to spotless then new parts and proper assembly!!! the only way to do it correctly!!!!
woohoo we are having fun now
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