High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
I'm struggling with "compression rod" terminology... chip, how did that happen? Post a pic, we need to know exactly what you're talking about.
Yes, fork parts are going to be hard to find as one normally doesn't replace them. IF it's the valve at the bottom of the cartridge, no service part, but somebody may have one kicking around if they have replaced their original valving. Otherwise it's a complete cartridge (ouch).
Maybe they're talking about the oil lock piece instead?
I'm just a little skeptical what your dealer is telling you.... never heard of that before.
FYI, any cartridge 2013 and up will work. Prior to that they were different.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer (sold)
2009 CBF1000A - Sienna Red
1999 VFR800Fi - Pearl Shining Yellow