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JWalker

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Tips for changing fork oil
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:52:03 AM »

Hi all,
I have a 2008 GT250R and i am wanting to change the fork oil to something a bit heavier (e.g. 10w oil). I have the workshop manual so i'm after tips from someone that has done this and if they did it again what would they do next time to make it easier. Like the easiest way to remove the brake calipers from the wheel or don't remove them at all?? Any gems of wisdom would be great or words of warning.

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JW
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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 06:34:24 AM »

Hey, I did a write up of this a while ago, didn't take any pix unfortunately. You might like a read, its pretty tedious though.
I would get the link but I keep getting a "500 Internal Server Error".
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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 09:13:27 AM »

Hi ya,
Been trying to searching for your write up and keep getting an internal error as well. Will keep trying.     
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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 10:29:23 AM »

Yeah search is being totally rad right now. Dude I got my front forks done for $100 AUS. That's a bargain and saves A LOT of rooting around. Get some quotes :)
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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 12:45:44 AM »

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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 06:29:27 AM »

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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 11:41:50 PM »

thanks for finding that link for me Meowmix,
i'm in the middle of pulling the bike to bits now. Need to go pick some hex sockets from a mate to loosen the front axle.
Cheers
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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 02:08:18 PM »

I'd recommend using a graduated measuring cup w an easy pour lip so the fork is filled w the proper amount of oil. See one below on the right.

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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 08:05:54 PM »

quick question, is the caps hanging off the bottom of the shock? also do i need to worry about a spring shooting out and killing me? (as my cousins cbr had a spring that shot across the room when we took the cap off) and if so should i keep a good amount of pressure on it?

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Re: Tips for changing fork oil
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 02:31:56 AM »

I didnt separate the emulators from the shocks, simply unbolted and turned upside down.
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