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    Ohlins cracked fork bottom !!!!!

    Noticed my front left fork bottom was cracked due to the previous numpty overtightening the clamp bolts.

    Just cost me over 300 quid to get the fork bottom changed and new seals and oil in both by Kais Suspension, Atherton.

    12 Nm's is the correct torque.

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    Mine were tightened to 21nm the other day :/ oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR View Post
    Mine were tightened to 21nm the other day :/ oops!
    Was that by you or your man, Lee. lol

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenineplus View Post
    Noticed my front left fork bottom was cracked due to the previous numpty overtightening the clamp bolts.

    Just cost me over 300 quid to get the fork bottom changed and new seals and oil in both by Kais Suspension, Atherton.

    12 Nm's is the correct torque.
    if you were reading this http://rsvzone.com/forums/showthread...Clamp-Cracking you wont be surprised today

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    Quote Originally Posted by apostrophe View Post
    Was that by you or your man, Lee. lol

    Rob
    Lol yes actually. But just spoke to him and he said he actually did them to 17 and they didnt feel happy going higher. Phew! He`s gonna readjust them when we do the sprocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR View Post
    Lol yes actually. But just spoke to him and he said he actually did them to 17 and they didnt feel happy going higher. Phew! He`s gonna readjust them when we do the sprocket
    Steve

    Hope it will be OK. Did you see the thread theruck was referring to. It seems quite a design weak point. Have you checked yours carefully, the cracks in the photos look very small?

    Rob

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    Feck! me too rob!
    I couldnt even see the crack on that pic! If mine were to be split that would right of the year! Things are beyond tight!!
    Got leaking left fork seal that Im living with as is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenineplus View Post
    Noticed my front left fork bottom was cracked due to the previous numpty overtightening the clamp bolts.

    Just cost me over 300 quid to get the fork bottom changed and new seals and oil in both by Kais Suspension, Atherton.

    12 Nm's is the correct torque.
    It's a f@cker isn't it. I didn't stop swearing for a week when I noticed mine. At least you end up with nicely serviced forks at the end of it. Small consolation though.

    Glad you got it sorted.

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    Only had the bike since november, new speed sensor, new battery, new starter solenoid, back brake bled again, still not working. What's next? I Wish I hadn't bought it now and kept my TL1000R. The TL was quicker at the bottom and mid range revs also. I am rather disappointed with it. I will part ex it soon no doubt to an RC8R KTM. It has to be a V Twin.

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