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"How To" change your fork oil

Discussion in 'How-To' started by narow37, Oct 7, 2007.

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  1. TCALZ06

    TCALZ06 Well-Known Member

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    Yes this is correct. I was just reading my manual and it says nothing about removing the fork tubes. It does say to remove the wheel and brake caliper.

    So is it only necessary to take the forks a part when you have a bad seal and need to replace it?
     
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    narow37 Angry Southern White Man

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    the reason I did the job this way was the mechanic at my old dealership said that it may be difficult to remove the drain plug with out a what he called a butterfly speed wrench. he said without the speed, the whole inside of the lower legs might spin inside and the drain plug not come loose. there is also a crush washer that is supposed to be replaced and they didn't have any in stock when I was doing the job.
     
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    You have to seperate the forks if replacing the fork seals.

    Narrow... I do agree with that idea but didn't have any problems doing mine. Also, there was silicone on my plugs.
     
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    has anyone done this and had a problem with out the wrench?


    Where can you get this speed wrench? I've never heard of one.
     
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    :up: :up: Hi Narrow
    I am new on this site , but it,s a great site , the work what you did and the picture, is great.
    I gonna do the same with my forks next time.
     
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