How often do you usually change that? The book change interval seems just a play to get dealers more money.Over the last few days, I changed the fork oil in my 2010 Cross Roads, (41,000 mi. since last change). Took it for a 194 mile test ride and very happy with the results. Just a little bit stiffer as expected.
The old oil was not very dark and no foul smell.
Seems that way, but its not really, once you change it you notice the difference.How often do you usually change that? The book change interval seems just a play to get dealers more money.
I do forks every 4 years brake fluid every 2... perhaps to soon...but works for me...8) oil never goes over 5000 miles....air filter every second oil change...I have owned HD's for many many years and on their bikes, they don't have such ridicules change intervals.
How many different bikes have you owned and have they have had stupid intervals? I look at 5 or 6 different fork oil products and not one says when to change their oil. When I work for an aftermarket shop for 10 years I did a lot of fork oil changes. I checked for bushing tolerance at 75K and found they lost maybe 3 thousand. The bushings are an oil light bushing so there self lubing but vic says you have to change them. Back in the day, we used tranie flued with no problem and they didn't have bushings.
So I think you should change them when YOU feel you should. I wonder how many change fork oil but have never changed brake fluid
I was thinking 30k. Bike is in 20's now and not sure if previous owner did it on Vic schedule. I'll have to look up how it's done on this bike.Yeah 30,,000 at least. I have a new fuel filter and the book says to change it at 30 or 35 thousand miles. I'll do mine at 50 thousand which I'm almost there.
Think longer than that if yr fussy about fuel quality filling up.I was thinking 30k. Bike is in 20's now and not sure if previous owner did it on Vic schedule. I'll have to look up how it's done on this bike.
Sorry was referring to forks. Fuel filter is another thing I'll have to look into eventually. The bike seems to run fine so I'll worry about it later. Premium fuel is full of detergents and stuff and I usually avoid the shady looking gas pumps. Haha.Think longer than that if yr fussy about fuel quality filling up.
Like not when theyre getting a delivery .
Some guys here have gone over 100K I did mine at 60K miles with a generic, non OEM filter.