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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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have 1993 vn750 11k miles just picked it out of a garage. front forks are soft need to change oil and probably seals looked at verses mine has on right side under the rubber cap a threaded bolt with no nut and on the left a plug of some sort rubber i think. tried to press down to remove dice will not move.. whats the next step?
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This is a link to lance328`s sticky thread that stays at the top of the Wheels, Suspension and Brakes forum. It is entitled "Replacing Fork Seals", but he does a complete service, draining, taking the forks apart for cleaning, and putting them back together..

I too, need to service my forks (just need new dust seals, everything else seems to be working fine), but have not looked inside at anything yet.

It sounds like your bike`s PO has lost the nuts under the caps on the fork tubes.

I don`t think low fork oil would cause the "soft" condition you have. The damping oil does not affect compression of the fork springs, just cushions the spring extension back to full length. I wonder if the spacer tubes at the top of each spring is damaged or missing. If the spacer is still there, you might try putting in a longer spacer to correct the soft spring, or buy new progressive rate springs.

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I would change the oil, replace the seals and caps and see how if feels then.

I wrap a rag around a pry bar and put that end under the handlebar, then use it to push down so you can remove the clip. Pretty easy. Put a socket on top of the post, under the pry bar.


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