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My forks are raised 10mm. Bike handles incredibly. As Oso2k said flush=better straight line stability, 10mm raised = better turning stability

You can choose. Can't decide? Okay go 5mm raised then.
 

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Thx folks, I got the mod done.
I raised it 10mm.
It definitely feels kinda unstable in low speed, straight line riding.
Unstable is a bit of an overstatement, though. It feels ready to dip into the turns.
I rode about an hour on the highway, and it didn't feel unstable at all.

Overall I like it!

Thx everybody for your replies and keeping this thread alive. :banana

Check out the pics! I used the forks and calipers from an 09 R6S.
 

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R6 fork mod axle damage? HELP!!!!

I'm changing the tires for my bike.
I did the R6 fork mod.
I noticed that my front axle has an indentation in it.
It's like the metal in the axle was stripped away in the area where one of the washer sits.
Is this normal?
Probably not :tremble
Anyone notice this when they took off the wheel?

Looking toward the front of the bike, it's on the left side/clutch side.
I think the fat part of the axle poked through the inside of the fork leg.
It poked through by maybe a centimeter.
In other words, the washer was not flush with the inside of the fork leg.
Could that be the problem?


Please help, I have a big trip planned and I think I'm screwed. :zzombie
 

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I'm changing the tires for my bike.
I did the R6 fork mod.
I noticed that my front axle has an indentation in it.
It's like the metal in the axle was stripped away in the area where one of the washer sits.
Is this normal?
Probably not :tremble
Anyone notice this when they took off the wheel?

Looking toward the front of the bike, it's on the left side/clutch side.
I think the fat part of the axle poked through the inside of the fork leg.
It poked through by maybe a centimeter.
In other words, the washer was not flush with the inside of the fork leg.
Could that be the problem?


Please help, I have a big trip planned and I think I'm screwed. :zzombie
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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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.
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).
 

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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.


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 b***** and b*****, 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 b***** and b*****, 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. :spit
False alarm. Thx for the replies!
Still a great mod!!!!

(I found this large picture off of ebay)
 

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Hi all

Who sell the adapter?
Thanks
Dani
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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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!
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!!!

I no longer have my 6 though... I crossed over to the litre side ;) No regrets either!
 

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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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plan to swap S1 brake calipers to S2 (R6's). Does anyone have info on adapters?

Oh and for the fork mod I more likely will go with andreani fork cartridge kit, would cost me about the same minus hassle with spacers, adapters, bike geometry etc.
 
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