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I was changing the oil in my KYB twin chamber forks last night, and my 4 year old decided she needed to help a little bit. I was in the process of pulling the valving part out of the inner chamber. I dropped it and the top plastic piece cracked/chipped a little. Kawi doesn't list any real replacement parts for that, only the complete valve assembly.

I did reassemble, the o-ring doesn't seal completely anymore I'm sure, but I don't know exactly what it seals off. The only thing above it is the cap/bleeder valve.

Factory Connection doesn't list parts, but I will be at Washougal tomorrow and will hit them up about it.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Rod

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does it look like that:

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I noticed my damping was light and disassembled my KYB today.

I think it will be no problem for me to repair this but maybe I am not the only one with that problem :thumbsup:

my first idea was it's broken maybe due to cleaning it with solvent but I think it's made of PP or PA, they are solvent resistant. also possible it's made of POM which I don't know if it's solvent resistant.

but then I saw it's broken right at the injection point (where the plastic was injected in the mould) so it is also possible they made a mistake at production or it's a wrong design. so let's hope this is the only one... :ride:

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No mine is a disc on the top of that piece, which Enzo said is the "mid valve". I assume you are not in the US, but Enzo is doing a swap out of the KYB mid valves for people. I'll call them again and get the correct name and post it.

Thanks,

Rod

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my first idea was it's broken maybe due to cleaning it with solvent but I think it's made of PP or PA, they are solvent resistant. also possible it's made of POM which I don't know if it's solvent resistant.

I checked the plastic today - it's POM, which is (should be) solvent resistant...

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