CBF1000

CBF1000 => Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up => Topic started by: alan sh on 21 March, 2018, 12:27:19 PM

Title: Changing fork oil
Post by: alan sh 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.

Alan

Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: alan sh on 21 March, 2018, 03:09:12 PM
All done and back together again. Not a hard job - just a bit time consuming.

Only another two bikes to go!
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: Ali-bear on 21 March, 2018, 04:01:42 PM
How did you support the front end while the forks are removed?
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: HGP 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.
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: alan sh 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.

Alan
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: alan sh 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!

Alan
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: alan sh 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!!!!!
Title: Re: Changing fork oil
Post by: Quark 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.