Fork fluid - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Connor Lynden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: New York State
Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)
 
Garage
Fork fluid

So I resently had about half of the fork oil leak out from the left side fork so needless to say I need to fix that, I cleaned the seals and they seem to be working fine now, haven't had any more oil leak out. But anyways I want to rebuild them with progressive springs. So two questions, has anyone tryed the progressive springs and if so what is your opinion on them vs stock? Also what fork oil should I put in them after rebuild?
Connor Lynden is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 03:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,592
iTrader: (5)
   
I used atf in mine.

Loosen the allen-head bolt that goes up through the bottom of the fork before removing the front wheel. This bolt has Loctite on it, so some heat might keep you from stripping out the head.

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Old Fart
 
Knifemaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Catawissa, MO
Posts: 11,637
iTrader: (4)
     
Garage
I highly recommend the Progressive fork springs. See the write ups in the Verses. I used 15w Bel-Ray, but I had a large windscreen. 10w works fine. Yes, you can use ATF fluid, but there is no info on viscosity.

If You Are Not Sure If I Am Joking or Not....I AM !!Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifemaker1954/sets/
Knifemaker is online now  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 05:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,592
iTrader: (5)
   
I had the info on atf viscosity, but don't have it now. Was close to the factory fork oil, 10w or 20w, I forget. Internet shows 10 to 20w.

I used the correct amount, but the forks ended up being a bit stiffer than I'd like, they were a bit springy before, so it was an improvement. I'm pretty sure the oil was low before the rebuild, and they had water/moisture buildup. For the stiffness I thought I might use less atf or get 10w fork oil. They absorb bumps more like a dirt bike fork than a street bike right now, but they do handle nice.

The original oil is most likely gonna be milky and stinking like a dead whale. yuck!

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
 
cglennon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 733
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to cglennon
cglennon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome