Siezed Compression Damping Force Adjuster

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Siezed Compression Damping Force Adjuster

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We tried to set my bike back to standard suspension setting but the Compression Damping Force Adjuster has siezed whilst fully wound in. It went in easy enough but now wont budge. :?

Are there any tips for getting it moving again or is it new forks time?

Soaked it in various substances like WD40 but it's not haveing any of it.


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Did you build a cup round it , and fill it with wd40 :?: ,


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Good point that Torque...

No.. Fork is still on the bike...

Si was brave enough to ride to Arriva at Bristol with one compression screw wound fully in and the other at 10 clicks out... They couldn't budge it...

Si .... If your up for it .... we may have to take the fork off and horizontal after all and let it soak...

Think on it and let me know mate ...


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just build a cup up around it with chewing gum , fill with wd40 and leave overnight , if that doesn't work get the electric heat gun on it [nothing to lose by this point ]


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I've given it a good soaking but still wont budge. now the slot is becoming chipped so the screwdriver doesnt get a good grip.

Hopefully will have another pair tomorrow.

Thanks for the help


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Bad luck m8 , did you try heat on them :?:

My advice to all model zx9 owners is go outside and click your compression adjuster [bottom of fork leg] forwards and backwards a couple of clicks , then spay with Wd40 [make this a monthly thing :D ]
this is the 3rd set of perfectly good forks i've seen ruined since i started on zx9 forums :(


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TorqueC1 wrote:Bad luck m8 , did you try heat on them :?:
I dont think Jans hair dryer would be good enough :(

Found a set on Ebay for £70 hoping to collect tomorrow if the seller contacts me soon enough


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Re: Siezed Compression Damping Force Adjuster

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Topclass tip that!

Just popped out and did it.

Thanks Torquec1


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