We dont know what sort of Vic youve got theres two different types of fork.
VJ s always harassing people to fill out thier bike details and where they are so we are better able to help.
Ive rebuilt Vegas forks a few times yeah its difficult comressing the spring but not impossible,
If its a Vegas..
Eat some wheaties and dont cross thread it
When I did mine a coupla weeks ago I used a pipe vise. Not a vise that holds a pipe (a curved clampin' jawed unit or the type with a chain 'n take-up). But, a vise made usin' a pipe as a load bearin' member. Make this vise outta pipe usin' the parts ya buy at the hardware store. One side screws into the pipe 'n has a floatin' head with crank. The other side slides up-n-down the pipe and bites into the pipe to grip the pipe and hold (in this case) the bottom of yer fork shock.
Place yer fork in a bench vice for stability and safety. Then, position the crank part on the top of the fork cap. Hold the shock with the other end of the bottom of the pipe vise. Compress the top nut of the fork tube usin' the pipe vise crank (it should be mentioned that the top nut should be already attached to the cartridge--that's 'nother story). The stanchion may pull away as ya compress the spring... that's okay, just don't let it drop too far. With 'bout 2 inches of compression ya can now lift the stanchion into the upper fork cap and start threading the cap into the stanchion (fork body). Get it fairly tight. After ya've installed the fork back on the bike ya can torque the cap to spec.
Oh yah, the oil? PJ1, 10 wt., from Amazon. I bought 2 qt.s but only used 1 (for both forks). To do the job properly, on a Vic, you should be measurin' yer oil+head space in the fork... not just pourin' a volume of oil in the fork. There's a measurin' tool (on Amazon) which measures the distance/volume of oil. It's called a: Motion Pro 08-0121 Fork Oil Level Tool. The process involves removin' yer spring to do the measurin'. But hey... ya want it done right? Right?
I have used both wts of the Amsoil. I like the lighter weight of oil for the forks in my 2011 XR. My weight it around 180-lbs. Some I am sure like the heavier weight of oil. Also no forkoil is inexpensive unless your forks take the old automatic transfluid, which Victorys do NOT take. Have fun.
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