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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #30 on: 19 August, 2016, 07:17:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Markytp [+]
He's already said he'll travel if we cover diesel costs  :028:

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #31 on: 29 September, 2016, 11:17:36 AM »
Following Robo's wonderful post..my forks are now sorted...and black because i couldnt find a silver paint that matched..Thanks

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #32 on: 06 November, 2016, 06:12:59 PM »
Given that I haven't had the front forks serviced (ever) on my '08, I have the following questions. It currently has almost 32,000km.

1) Are the OEM springs progressive? My KLR OEM ones weren't and I had Progressives put in. If they aren't then I'll look at getting progressives and get a service done with the progressives put in at the same time. 
2) Would Amsoil ATF fluid work in a servicing? I know that ATF fluid is often used for forks and I happen to have 3L left over after servicing two of our cars transmissions.
3) What sort of service interval for the rear shock?

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #33 on: 07 November, 2016, 03:56:33 AM »
My 2006 had progressive. I suppose 2008 too. Why do you swear with progressive? Many suspension specialists think thats a heritage from the times that valves did not exist. Racetech suspension bible say so, as well as my White Power specialist who put linears in. If you have valved suspensions (as biffer does) you do not need progressive in any way. There are draw backs on progressive you know.
Got myself renewed fronts springs + oil at 53.000 km, plus a new shock (white power too) customized for my bike + weights and I would not like to have it otherwise, bike gives me now the confidence I need when theres a bobble in the road in a corner. The old was worn out, that simple, they did not leak oil though, just not good enough for me anymore. But you have less km so I dunno about that.

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #34 on: 24 April, 2017, 09:08:38 PM »
Hi Robo,
Good article.

You say you make your Spacers, but do you know where I could get some from-and do you know the tube diameter and wall thickness.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #35 on: 25 April, 2017, 02:24:36 PM »
This is what I used,I had some laying around, cut it to the size I wanted,

steel tube  34mm OD x   1mm WALL

Same as this below.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STEEL-PRECISION-TUBE-34mm-OD-x-300mm-LONG-1mm-WALL-Mild-Steel-AISI-1010-/252599682839?hash=item3ad01d4717:m:m5Kv3rEuBYRWOUPzTRQ03pg
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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #36 on: 25 April, 2017, 03:36:29 PM »
Brill - thanks  :028: :028:

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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #37 on: 25 April, 2017, 04:57:17 PM »
If you look at picture 24 from the opening post I added another washer so the two tubes sat better than placing the Honda tube and homemade tube together,The ebay item I showed you is long enough for you to make a single tube and remove the Honda one, without adding a washer.
If you understand that?

I wouldn't go 25mm as it makes the front a bit light , but when I did this I was carrying a lot of weight (delivering items)

What are you planning to do  :465:
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Re: Fork oil Refresh with a slight Modification.
« Reply #38 on: 12 June, 2019, 08:50:36 PM »
Has anyone done this mod?
I'm wanting to try it on my CBF and just wondered what results other people have experienced.
If so, is the overall 25mm increase the one to go for, or should I try less?
I just want to stiffen the wallowy front end up.
Thanks!