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post #466 of 478 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 01:08 PM
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first of all, thank you for your quick reply, since I am now in PANIC MODE.

i don't think the "relief area" was ever there before I installed the axle. The original R6S axle doesn't have this relief area, does it?????
I can't remember. I doubt it does. The R6/R6S doesn't have the washers we need for the mod.


The wheel never felt loose and the braking was great.
I checked the axle out on a sheet of glass. It doesn't seem bent.


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I don't have an axle out to compare it to, but I think it is juat an undercut, a reliefe area so that teh washer can fit flat against the "head". I bet if you look at it the washer doesn't appear to be "worn" on the inside, and the surface you're showing doesn't really look like the washer was spinning, as the metal would probably appear kinda marred/smeared, not nice and clean like it was machined.

In order for it to have spun, the bolt at the opposite end of the axle would've had to been loose still when you tightened down the pinchbolts on the fork. I would think you could feel that, as the wheel whould've been a little loose.

As long as you put it back together right you should be just fine. Just make sure that the axle end bolt is pinching the washers & wheel together tightly, prior to tightening the pinch bolts on the lower fork.
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This has been noted before and in axles of both non-modded & modded forks. On modded forks, the wear tends to be more severe (as in OMG_WTF's case). No one has has figured out if the wear is detrimental. Also, I think someone remarked the axle seems to be made of a softer metal (washers are stainless steel).
Oh crap, so this is normal?
I have no idea when my front axle is going to break on me?
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So do you think the axle and washer was NOT spinning, and that maybe the indentation was cause by the hardness of the SS washer on the softer axle?

My concern is that the indentation will get bigger and bigger, until: SNAP!!!
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So do you think the axle and washer was NOT spinning, and that maybe the indentation was cause by the hardness of the SS washer on the softer axle?

My concern is that the indentation will get bigger and bigger, until: SNAP!!!
I don't know of anyone who has had their axle or axle sleeve snap. If you're concerned, you can always buy a new axle. It's a $34 part from RonAyers for an axle.

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I don't know of anyone who has had their axle or axle sleeve snap. If you're concerned, you can always buy a new axle. It's a $34 part from RonAyers for an axle.
Looks like it's normal for the axle.
False alarm. Thx for the replies!
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Looks like it's normal for the axle.
False alarm. Thx for the replies!
Still a great mod!!!!

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Good to know. That's the relief I was talking about.

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Hi all

Who sell the adapter?
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Who sell the adapter?
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no one sells the adapters currently. You can have a set machined up for you if you know of a shop that can do it. If you need the specs and stuff go to FZ6 - R6 Fork Mod to download all the info you'll need..

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Reviving this old thread again...

Does anyone have a drawing for the 07+ fender tabs? I believe the ones in the link above are only for the 04-06. A bunch of the old webshots/flickr pics links are no longer valid. Thanks!
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Does anyone have a drawing for the 07+ fender tabs? I believe the ones in the link above are only for the 04-06. A bunch of the old webshots/flickr pics links are no longer valid. Thanks!
PM me your email address and I'll send you drawings and CAD models. You'll LOVE the R6 fork on there. SO much better!!!

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sorry.. i was moving some web stuff around.. all of the informtion for every year is now available again..

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no one sells the adapters currently. You can have a set machined up for you if you know of a shop that can do it. If you need the specs and stuff go to FZ6 - R6 Fork Mod to download all the info you'll need..
I just did the swap a couple months ago, I got the spacer kit from Dako81 on the FZ6 Forum.

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yea, you can find them around the forums if you ask.. someone usually has a set they are sitting on..

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