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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 04:02 #701994

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I stumbled across a fork tool when poking around the bikemaster site, but I have no idea if it's appropriate for any vintage models.

Bikemaster damper rod holding tool
1/2" Drive 15mm-25mm --- 152263 (Honda, Suzuki, & Yamaha)
3/8" Drive 10mm-18mm --- 152264 (Kawasaki)



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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 06:52 #702007

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Hi Martin, I have used this piece of stainless steel rod that was a part off of large printing press.
This was scrap from work in 1978! All I did was grind a flat spot on one side. This fits the Z1 & KZ styles with that D shape.
All I do is slide that down in and it sits nice and flat with the flat side of the dampner. Works great been using it since 1978.
I know your models and newer than mid 70's have diofferent.
But this is all I ever needed. And of course air impacts always help break loose.
Crappy picture with cheap phone.


Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 07:04 #702009

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Here's another option for holding the fork cylinders. The center tool shown in the link below. Ed

www.racetech.com/page/id/70
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 08:57 #702023

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Thanks. There are all sorts of homemade options. I use a LH bolt w socket & a couple of ratchet extensions --- a LH bolt for removal & RH for installation. I posted that BM tool in case someone would rather go ahead & get the tool instead of making something, in case it's suitable for a KZ or two. ???

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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 09:01 #702024

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This works on a KZ1000 and it doesn't cost much: www.kz-1000.net/forkdamper
1978 KZ1000, 1976 KZ900, 1975 H2, 1973 H1, 1973 H2, 1978 RD400, 1977 RD400, 1974 RD350
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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 09:03 #702025

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And a piece of 3/4" pipe will work for a KZ900 with a little work: www.kz-1000.net/post/22641094760/disassembling-kz900-forks
1978 KZ1000, 1976 KZ900, 1975 H2, 1973 H1, 1973 H2, 1978 RD400, 1977 RD400, 1974 RD350
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Bikemaster damper rod tool 05 Dec 2015 10:50 #702032

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I made a homemade tool when I did my forks (see link below) and it worked, but I probably would have bought a tool if one had been available at the time. Oddly enough, the only tool I would not have bought or used was the genuine Kawasaki special tool; it looks too much like a reamer that would cut into the fork cylinder. Ed

kzrider.com/forum/21-tools/318027-budget...linder-holder#318027
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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