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FZR400 1WG forks question

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by buzzawak, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Hi all, Got my self a FZR400 1WG off ebay last night which is arriving this Tuesday night.

    The bike was low sided in a slow corner, so there is some damage to the fairing and the tail light needs replacing + one blinker.

    Also the seller discribed the following problem:

    "The front suspension is VERY spongy. I believe the seals are blown - I think it occurred when I had it strapped down on my trailer, however I can't be sure. This will be need fixing before it can be ridden."

    My question is, could strapping the bike down have caused the possible blown seals ? Also what other fault could be causing the spongy forks.

    Thanks in advance for scratching your brains.
  2. My FZR250 the front forks were way too soft. I had to have spacers made up to add some preload.
  3. New seals and oil would fix it.

    Yes, strapping it down will blow the seals if a spacer is not used between yolk
    and front wheel, stops the forks being compressed.
  4. Thanks for the replies, Going to get some seals and oil for it