Can someone please explain this- fork bolt.

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4/10/2013 9:19 AM

I got Dk rt forks and the fork bolt makes no sense to me. If someone could please explain simple as possible I'd greatly appreciate it.

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4/10/2013 9:35 AM

I think you just push it down untill the bolt meets the part where it screws in on the fork and just tighten it.

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4/10/2013 9:54 AM

The silver bit needs to be knocked into the steerer tube till its snug & tight & then you tighten the bolt bit down & hopefully it will stay put. Its basically an expensive star nut & those where really shit lol. Hopefully DK have improved upon it or you're in for some hassles!!

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4/10/2013 10:42 AM

Topsey wrote:

The silver bit needs to be knocked into the steerer tube till its snug & tight & then you tighten the bolt bit down & hopefully it will stay put. Its basically an expensive star nut & those where really shit lol. Hopefully DK have improved upon it or you're in for some hassles!!

Yeah this thing is a fucking pain in the ass. I just threw my old forks on haha.

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4/10/2013 11:05 AM

Hi bike guru here and it looks like you are missing some parts the top cap should have a beveled split spacer between the top cap and the bottom nut when you tighten the top cap after it is place inside of the fork steerer tube the split spacer will spread out and hold itself to the inside of the steerer tube that is how it works. In Outher words you should have a top cap a bolt a center split spacer a spring to force it open and a bottom nut to compress them all together so they tighten on the inside of the steerer tube to hold it in place and preload the headset bearings and also hold the stem on. Bike guru.

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4/10/2013 11:33 AM

Bikeguru wrote:

Hi bike guru here and it looks like you are missing some parts the top cap should have a beveled split spacer between the top cap and the bottom nut when you tighten the top cap after it is place inside of the fork steerer tube the split spacer will spread out and hold itself to the inside of the steerer tube that is how it works. In Outher words you should have a top cap a bolt a center split spacer a spring to force it open and a bottom nut to compress them all together so they tighten on the inside of the steerer tube to hold it in place and preload the headset bearings and also hold the stem on. Bike guru.

That sorted made sense. I got all the parts the forks came installed fine but I had to take it apart. I'll try it.

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4/10/2013 11:39 AM

Its a free buttplug

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4/10/2013 12:01 PM

SickDude wrote:

Its a free buttplug

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4/10/2013 4:47 PM

SickDude wrote:

Its a free buttplug

lilchrissyy wrote:

There's always a smart arse on nearly thread

Yeap.

Anyone else have some input?

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4/10/2013 5:36 PM

Bikeguru wrote:

Hi bike guru here and it looks like you are missing some parts the top cap should have a beveled split spacer between the top cap and the bottom nut when you tighten the top cap after it is place inside of the fork steerer tube the split spacer will spread out and hold itself to the inside of the steerer tube that is how it works. In Outher words you should have a top cap a bolt a center split spacer a spring to force it open and a bottom nut to compress them all together so they tighten on the inside of the steerer tube to hold it in place and preload the headset bearings and also hold the stem on. Bike guru.

This is what I got. Does it go on in this order?

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4/10/2013 5:41 PM

I think it goes on the way it went. Remember...... Reeeeeemeeeembeeerrrrrrr.

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4/10/2013 7:21 PM

Mikel8149 wrote:

I think it goes on the way it went. Remember...... Reeeeeemeeeembeeerrrrrrr.

Hahaha I don't because it kind of surprised me, I thought it was a traditional fork bolt so I wasn't paying attention. Fucking Dk.

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4/10/2013 9:39 PM

Screw star nuts. I used to run them when my bike was a pos. I didn't trust it so I ended up getting a stem lock. Nowadays, it's all about threaded fork bolts. Only low end completes use star nuts.

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4/11/2013 6:48 AM

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

Screw star nuts. I used to run them when my bike was a pos. I didn't trust it so I ended up getting a stem lock. Nowadays, it's all about threaded fork bolts. Only low end completes use star nuts.

Yes....this thing is fucking annoying -__-

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4/11/2013 6:52 AM

So wait now the fork bolt threads directly into the fork steerer tube? Why is a star nut so bad?

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4/11/2013 6:56 AM

maniacbmx wrote:

So wait now the fork bolt threads directly into the fork steerer tube? Why is a star nut so bad?

I personally don't like it because 1. I don't yet know how to install it haha 2. It seems like a lot of unnecessary work, tbh I'd rather just have a regular fork bolt.

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4/11/2013 9:50 AM

well wait i have a bolt and it goes to something in my forks... like its hollow then theres a hole thats threaded.. that would be the star nut right? why is that bad cuz I've had mine for a few years now... and no probs...

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4/12/2013 9:51 AM

Bump I found the split washer that was in fork.

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4/13/2013 7:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/13/2013 7:53 PM

Nevermind problem solved, I made 40 bucks lol.

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