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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I have completed the 30k service on my 2010 vision except for the front end service that was done at the dealer in Reno at 15k. My question is do I really need to do the front end/ forks again now or/ and how long can I wait. I have the service manual and don't think I want to try changing the oil myself. I think the quote from the dealer was in the 300 dollar range to take the whole front end apart. Any advice would be appreciated. Thx, Bob.
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I have completed the 30k service on my 2010 vision except for the front end service that was done at the dealer in Reno at 15k. My question is do I really need to do the front end/ forks again now or/ and how long can I wait. I have the service manual and don't think I want to try changing the oil myself. I think the quote from the dealer was in the 300 dollar range to take the whole front end apart. Any advice would be appreciated. Thx, Bob.
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if you had it done at 15K I would wait till you had 75K on it before doing it again.
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Lots of bad advice to be found. Forks are subject to amazing amounts of abuse, and only work as well as they are serviced. Remember a motorcycle has 2 wheels, and not only does the suspension effect the way it rides. The main job is to keep the tires on the road. Nothing better then a panic stop, ABS kicks in, and you start dribbling the tire like a basketball. The fluid degrades slowly, and you may not notice it as much, but the difference is huge. Fork oil suffers from heat, friction, and an amazing amount of shear. As it wears it becomes thinner, and rate of flow changes through the regulator holes, in the cartridge. Shearing causes varnish to build up, and that makes sliding parts sticky. Just because you can't SEE the effects; like with dirty oil on a stick. It does not mean you can ignore them.
Yes 15K might be overkill for a easy rider, but not for an aggressive rider. Even an easy rider should go no more then 20K.....It's not like your life depends on how well you maintain your bike......Oh yea....IT DOES!!!
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Would the factory oil be best?

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I've been doing the fork fluid when I replace the front tire-works out just about right and your already half way there. I do prefer the full synthetic fork fluid-I've been using Silkolene the last couple times and also had good results with Red Line, the stock factory oil seemed like water to me when it got real hot out and the forks would dive more than I like under heavy breaking/scrubbing off speed going into corners-much improved with the 10W full synthetic on those hot days.

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I've been doing the fork fluid when I replace the front tire-works out just about right and your already half way there. I do prefer the full synthetic fork fluid-I've been using Silkolene the last couple times and also had good results with Red Line, the stock factory oil seemed like water to me when it got real hot out and the forks would dive more than I like under heavy breaking/scrubbing off speed going into corners-much improved with the 10W full synthetic on those hot days.
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ok mate what exactly is entailed in me servicing the forks in my Vegas?
I got access to a bike lift now and improving the rear with a Progressive shock has shown up the front forks shortcomings.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
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ok mate what exactly is entailed in me servicing the forks in my Vegas?
I got access to a bike lift now and improving the rear with a Progressive shock has shown up the front forks shortcomings.
Basic service is pulling legs. Dropping the springs. Flushing with clean fluid. Filling with clean fluid. Note that Vic uses a liquid measurement as a STARTING POINT then you use a measured height from the top of the collapsed tube.

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Thx for the comments. Looks like I will be servicing the forks about every 25k.
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