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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Default Inverted Fork Oil Change

Coming up on 15K real fast and starting to think about scheduled maintenance.

What’s the REAL procedure for changing the fork oil for the inverted forks on the cross bikes? The shop manual has a lot of info about how to fully disassemble the forks and put them back together but nothing on how to just change the fork oil. Is it really necessary to do all that or is it just a dump and fill like standard forks?

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You will need to pull both forks, the cap, the spring and keeper using a spring removal tool, drain it and pump out the fluid still in the cartridge. Then fill it up with the spacer and top plastic section in (don't know what that's called). Use your syringe gauge to find the right level after you pump fluid back into the cartidge; then put spring in and compress with the spring compressor, put the spring keeper back on and the cap. Use lock nut to hold cap on and screw cap into upper part of inverted fork. Repeat on the other one. Done.
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Here is your tool and they have all kinds of tools
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0121/

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It's easier to just turn the bike upside down and let them drain...

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Wouldn't time be the prime factor for fluid changes, instead of miles? I have always gone by the 2 year rule, regardless of miles.

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Here's the fork spring compressor I used. Looks like the price went up a bit since I bought one a few months ago.

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Did you use Victory fork oil? Do you know the weight?

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Did you use Victory fork oil? Do you know the weight?
I used the Amsoil 5wt. It's working great!
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I used the Amsoil 5wt. It's working great!
Any idea what they come with from the factory? I guessed five weight. Red line makes a yellow, that is listed at 5w, and Victory references yellow. My Vulcan uses 10w but is standard forks.

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Was anyone able to do a fork oil change without removing the fairing? It looks like the pinch bolts are accessible without removing the fairing.

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