Hi all I have the 2017 MT10 SP with the ohlins electronic suspension, both forks have developed a slight leak, I've tried one of them seal buddies but it didn't work, so has anyone had their forks apart? I'm trying to find out how the cap comes off the top, there are little holes all way round the top cap, but I can not find or even see a tool anywhere on line that is for it, or do I just use the hex adjuster to wind the cap off and back on, but using the hex nut to tighten the cap back on will surly damage somthing inside the fork? Cheers
Post by RedAndBlack on Sept 18, 2022 12:14:26 GMT -7
You'll need a special size fork wrench and a fork cap tool. The fork wrench is probably like 42 mm. I don't remember if it comes in the toolkit with the bike. You might be able to get away with buying a large mouth adjustable wrench as well.
The fork cap tool is going to be from Yamaha, Ohlins, or another company like motionpro and that's the tool that will go into the little holes on the cap. It's probably going to be the same as the one for the R1M but if you can't find the specific answer online, you probably need to contact Yamaha and Ohlins yourself for the part number.
Also, you'll need a fork seal tool and probably some other tools I'm forgetting.
You really should get your hands on a service manual. Obviously I don't know your mechanical skill level but there's often a very specific procedure to taking forks off that may require holding specific bolts or parts in place with other wrenches as you loosen the forks. You really should, at the very least, read through the procedure in the service manual before you just start pulling fork caps off.
I'm not a mechanic but I'm pretty versed in doing most the maintenance on motorcycles. I don't mess with forks. I leave that up to a pro. I get the bike back without damaging any of the parts by making stupid mistakes and I get the suspension back properly adjusted.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2022 12:21:17 GMT -7 by RedAndBlack
Hi I've found the tool at brooks susspention, the tool is about £40, I live near Padgetts where I bought the seals and oil, they tell me they would do it for me in about an hour if I take the forks out, so like you say it's probably more cost effective to let them do it, by time I've spent £40 on the tool I'm probably only going to save £50 ish. Thanks for the reply
You need special tools to service them properly - for disassembly and assembly. There's also special procedures for disassembly and reassembly, you can' jut pop them apart. If you've never done it before just pull them off and bring them to a shop that specializes in Ohlins.