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Offline alan sh

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Changing fork oil
« on: 21 March, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »
Just changing the fork oil on my 2012 Mk2. The old oil is a horrible grey colour  :005:. I have no idea how it ever worked.

It's not a hard job, if anyone feels like trying it.

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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #1 on: 21 March, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »
All done and back together again. Not a hard job - just a bit time consuming.

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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #2 on: 21 March, 2018, 04:01:42 PM »
How did you support the front end while the forks are removed?
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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #3 on: 21 March, 2018, 08:34:26 PM »
When I had the forks of of mine I had it on the centre stand and used a small jack under the front of the engine block. worked fine although I also put a rope from the handle bar to the joist on the garage roof (just in case!!) but didn't need to use that safty measure.

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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #4 on: 22 March, 2018, 08:53:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
How did you support the front end while the forks are removed?

I jacked it up using a trolley jack and then put wood underneath the engine to support it. I also tied down the back wheel to the back of my ramp.

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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #5 on: 22 March, 2018, 05:15:43 PM »
Just been out on a 200 mile ride. What a dfference. Much more 'planted' and very good handling.

Everyone should do it!

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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #6 on: 23 March, 2018, 02:38:40 PM »
Just done Norma's bike - it takes about an hour plus time to let the forks drain. Easy stuff!!!!!
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Re: Changing fork oil
« Reply #7 on: 24 March, 2018, 08:02:11 PM »
Did mine a few weeks ago. Was going to change the springs but ended up just doing the oil. Surprised at the difference.

Old oil had quite a bit of gunge in.

 


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