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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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My bike has 18k + miles on it. The shop manual says to replace the fork oil every 2 years or 15K miles. Question. how long do people wait and how difficult is it ?
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I did mine at 30K miles. Changed the seals while I had it apart. If this octogenarian can do it, so can you kid. Used full syn 5W fork oil.
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wait and go to 30 thousand. Victory has very low mileage requirements so you spend more money at dealer.
Do you know brake fluid is only good for 2 or 3 years and you should change it. If you do go to Dot 4

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I did mine at 30K miles. Changed the seals while I had it apart. If this octogenarian can do it, so can you kid. Used full syn 5W fork oil.
Thanks Ricz.... is there a procedure in the shop manual ? I loaned mine out ( loaned... yea right) so I may have to download it again

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wait and go to 30 thousand. Victory has very low mileage requirements so you spend more money at dealer.
Do you know brake fluid is only good for 2 or 3 years and you should change it. If you do go to Dot 4
hey VJ hope you had a good winter there in Minn. ! I dont miss the winters of upstate NY.
i was planning on changing my brake fluid this fall and was planning on using DOT4. I am also considering selling my bike. Not because it is a Vic but the the old arthritis is giving me fits. Maybe I can get another year in.. hopefully
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There are a lot of how to videos on Youtube. Watch a few - even the generic ones - and you'll learn a few tricks and shortcuts to make the job easier.
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There are a lot of how to videos on Youtube. Watch a few - even the generic ones - and you'll learn a few tricks and shortcuts to make the job easier.
Yea i saw one on Witch Doctors... seems pretty straight forward, just need the tool or find someone who has one.

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What tool are you referring to? I needed no special tools. You won't either if you are not disassembling the cartridge.

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I've read a few posts from a very well known and trusted Victory Tuner / Technician who warned people not to use the 'Witchdoctors' method of a simple drain and fill. It leaves most of the gunk and debris behind. The only way to do it right is by the book ie: disassemble, clean, may as well replace the seals, measure for wear on the wear blocks etc., assemble, fill it back up.

Yes, apparently a 'special' tool is needed when the forks are properly serviced. I've also read where people have made their own tool or modified another one that will then work just fine on our forks.

I had my fork oil changed at 15K at Randy's Cycle in Marengo, IL. I was surprised at how dirty that original oil was. I'm overdue to have my CCT forks serviced properly again.
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I've got an '11 and a '12 and never thought about changing it...but I've also never read the manual....

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