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Finally, at 91,000, I decided to tackle my first fork oil change. After trying every way to get around the procedure in the manual, I broke down and got a spring compressor and oil level tool. These are well worth the money.
The first one took about 2 hours as I was paying meticulous attention to detail. The second was way quicker. I agree with the folks who said it will ride like a new bike. On the test ride I was practically looking for bumps.
I won't wait do long next time.
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Can you post a picture of your 2 tools ?

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Can you post a picture of your 2 tools ?
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That's kinda personal isn't it BP!?



Check out Witchdoctors videos for doing this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Ev...hannel&list=UL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25b8...=ULJ4EvgiA9-Rg
I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to get in to another penis thread.
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I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to get in to another penis thread.
Yeah. We can be a bunch of demented pervs sometimes.
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Haaaaa nice one guy's .... After reading back, correct not the best thing to "write"

And a new video of replacing seals, good of WD, looks like on a Jackpot i do not need a spring compressor at all hey ????

The oil level tool i can make myself, or just measure from the top in mm etc so the forks are exactly the same with 10 mm extra .....

DepotPicker thanks for the pictures mate ... Good job

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BP that's 10mm extra air gap not oil
And I use a tape measure which is not all that special.
I ordered a pair of Gold Valve Emulators from RaceTech last night, theyre supposed to be the 'ducks guts' for us damper rod forks guys BP6666VR
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Ill bite the bullet next front end teardown and replace the seals, drill out the damper rods and fit the gold valves.
Gonna have a magic carpet ride!
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Oh ? Sorry so 10 mm less oil = 10 mm more airgap of course.

Shouldn't that lower the front fork ?? I have a feeling i BLEW my seals on some serious potholes, so STIFFER would me my goal I think ?

Yeah these gold valves looking really appealing to me too, I'll put them on my shopping list same as the fuel hose plier that VJ posted

Yes that would work, a tape measure or vernia caliber and a seringe with a flexible hose to add or retract the oil ...

I bought 4 seals sets so i never have to worry about this any more ...

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Oh ? Sorry so 10 mm less oil = 10 mm more airgap of course.

Shouldn't that lower the front fork ?? I have a feeling i BLEW my seals on some serious potholes, so STIFFER would me my goal I think ?

Yeah these gold valves looking really appealing to me too, I'll put them on my shopping list same as the fuel hose plier that VJ posted

Yes that would work, a tape measure or vernia caliber and a seringe with a flexible hose to add or retract the oil ...

I bought 4 seals sets so i never have to worry about this any more
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I just poured it in slowly and measured, its not hard to do.
Blowing seals on severe bump is a virtue of our damper style forks.
I read up on the Gold Valves before dumping the cash on em...
They work much better at both ends of the scale...from low speed bumps and braking...right through the spectrum all the way to high speed handling and hitting a bump at speed...win win win.
I got mine on ebay theyre discounted right now part no S4101
got notification theyre posted this morning USPS with tracking number so they dont muck around!

And no its not the oil that holds the bike up its the spring inside, the oil controls the damping...or tries to...get the Gold Valves if you really want good damping in both compression and rebound
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