Finally changed the fork oil today on my XRs. A little over the 15K the book recommends, have almost 17K. Was kind of leary of doing the fork oil , it was the first time doing the upside down style forks for me. Have done all my other bikes with the old fashioned style forks. Yes very time consuming, but not as bad as I thought it might be. Started out right, had forgot the correct size tool for the front axle at work.........Looked for one at home,no tool. Then I looked for a bolt that would fit, did not have that either. So I figured I run to Ace Hardware and get the correct tool, no luck they did not have one in stock. Went to the hardware section. Looked for a bolt that would fit. I was going to get a bolt and two nuts to lock together to slip into the axle the help remove it from the fork. I jut happened to look down and found the extra long nuts, about 1.5" long, I believe it is 7/16" I.D. for threads or about 5/8" O.D. or ruffly 16mm. I put that into the axle and put a socket & rachet on there an remove the axle, also used with a socket and torque wrench it install the axle into the fork. After I was finished with the job I through my new extra long nut into my tool bag and into the saddlebag on the bike, a low cost axle tool, cool. I believe it cost me $1.65, this seems to be one thing that worked out good and cheap...... Now since I had ther forks off I figured might as well repack the steering stem bearings. I knew from pictures in the manual the bottom bearing was a tapered roller bearing,but the top I did not know what it really had. Well the top bearing is a sealed ball bearing, just like a wheel bearing. So I cleaned the lower bearing and repacked it with grease. The top sealed bearing I was careful and peeled out the top seal. I packed grease into the top bearing and re-installed the seal. One interesting thing that I did find that I really did not care for was the lower bearing seal, it is sealed on the lower side which is good, good move Victory. Now I looked into the bottom of the frame to clean out the race and inspect it. When I inspected the lower race I was looking up and I could see right up and out past the engine air filter. The top side of the bearing IS exposed to open air by way of the air intake, not a good move Victory IMO. No the old grease was not supper dirty, but I could see it getting very diry especially if you travel dirt roads often. Next time I do it I may go ahead and spray some expanding spray foam inside of the frame to seal off the neck of the frame. I know this might seam like overkill but to me they should have sealed it off. Also I was thinking I could use like an empty toilet paper roll in the area of the steering stem to keep the foam out of that area. Well I have 15,000 miles to think about it. I know just don't worry about it. Well put the bike back together and now she feels better, new oil an grease up front so it will ride better than new, ha,ha.