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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2020, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Bottom Fork bushing suppose to black rubber?

In the middle of doing the traction dynamics Omni buffer kit install, pulled apart the fork and noticed this bushing looking a little funny, trying to find a stock picture is this OK or does it need to be replaced? Also, what cleaner would use to clean up the fork? Brake cleaner?
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Also, is there a tool to knock the bushings down the fork leg?
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That is a bushing ready to be replaced. Check the inside of the two above it, if one is worn then the others are in similar need.

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That is a bushing ready to be replaced. Check the inside of the two above it, if one is worn then the others are in similar need.

Awesome thank you. Iím trying to find the tool to drive the bushing down the fork leg, Yamaha dealerships are telling me they canít help me with the part number anybody have any advice
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Awesome thank you. Iím trying to find the tool to drive the bushing down the fork leg, Yamaha dealerships are telling me they canít help me with the part number anybody have any advice

A fellow I know used an exhaust pipe of the proper diameter to drive the bushing down the fork let. He is AuburnFJR and is on the fjrrider.com forum. Good luck.
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Yes that lower bushing has the teflon worn off it and needs replaced. The tool required to install the middle bushing is 1-7/8" exhaust extension with the inner weld seam filed off, or a piece of 2" OD bar rail tubing. It needs to be at least 7" long. There is a special Yamaha driver but I don't know your wallet can handle it, best get a quote.
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Tools I used for my fork rebuild on my 2014 FJR. The metal piece is the tool for the middle bushing .
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tools i used for my fork rebuild on my 2014 fjr. The metal piece is the tool for the middle bushing .

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I did what Chuck did - worked perfect!

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Yamaha dealerships are telling me they canít help me with the part number
Gee, I wonder what they use?

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They MAY convince you a middle bushing can be left out.... which it can, but I never have. The part number for the tool is in the FSM.

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