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04-09-2009 04:54 AM
750Doug Thanks Cap.
04-08-2009 04:08 PM
CapHAB The clymer book shows 10.48 to 10.82 for an oil change. but 12.04 to 12.31 after disassembly. If this helps
04-04-2009 09:31 AM
750Doug Niterider, you posted that the book said to use 10.5oz of oil.

In the link by Chad & Bulldog, they posted that they used 12.4oz.

A 2oz difference in the low volume fork tubes might be something I would think...

Just something I've noticed as I'm about to tackle this job myself for the first time this week. Maybe I'll split the difference and use 11.6 LOL.
02-03-2009 03:12 PM
niterider Yes, I used Haynes. I got it done. I used permatex huydralic jack oil. It says on the bottle that it is also for motorcycle forks. The only thing that I did not do, but may do later is check the fork oil level. I just poured in the amount that they said 10.5 oz. for an oil change.
Thanx for all the help and advise.
02-03-2009 03:08 PM
750Doug Niterider, are you doing those seals just following the directions from a Clymers? (or similar book?)
02-03-2009 10:39 AM
niterider Yes Sr. you are right. I read my book a bit more. I have the answers that I was looking for. Thanx TOM.
02-03-2009 09:57 AM
T.o.m the scratch noise ist gone. Seems that it took a little time that the oils went everywhere because I cleaned the fork with gasoline but I have to reopen it again to gauge the oil level again.

@niterider: I think you have to replace all seals before you fill the fork with the fresh oil.
02-02-2009 03:33 PM
niterider Okay, I have one fork off and the seal and dust seal off. I drained the oil from the drain screw at the bottom. How do I add oil to the fork. do I need to fill it before replaceing the oil seal??? I am off to work I'll be back tonite at 11:30.
01-18-2009 09:57 PM
Originally Posted by lance328 View Post
Threr is nothing to unscrew, under the cap is the fork spring seat and it is held in by a snap ring. Press down on the spring seat to remove the snap ring. Drain the fluid first as the fork will be under pressure!! I would suggest getting a Clymer manual and follow directions. Good Luck.
You can use a short pry bar with a rag over to remove the snap ring. Pry the fork spring seat down by putting a socket on top of it, push down on the socket with the pry bay (other end of pry bar under handlebar, that's where the rag goes, under handlebar, over pry bar), grab snap ring with pliers, simple one man job this way.

Same for re-assembly.

Make sure you get the correct weight fork oil based on your riding weight.

01-18-2009 09:22 PM
niterider I haven't gotten to mine yet. I got the pen bilt. I am moving to the bike forks next. I will let you guys and gals know how it goes.
I can't help with the noisey forks. Sorry Tom.
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