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bossmanjay

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bossmanjay says:

FZS1000 FORK OIL CHANGE

Can anyone explain how to change the fork oil on my Fazer 1000? manual says I need to remove the forks to do this? is this right??

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

oil change

If the forks have to be removed it`s probably because there`s no drain plug/s.

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bossmanjay

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bossmanjay says:

Fazer fork oil change

Is it not possible to drain the oil by removing the suspension adjusters at the bottom of the forks? or am I being daft?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

oil change

If you can drain the oil with other means why not,but you`ll have to make sure you put the correct ammount of oil/ level before assembly.

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zephyrdave

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zephyrdave says:

Syringe

You can get a an oil syringe from a motorfactors which allows you to get the oil out of the forks without removing them. But do take the weight off the front by means of a block of wood under a suitably strong bit of engine block or frame... And ensure you know how much new oil to put back in...

However if you do take the forks out it's a good excuse to make sure everything holding the front end together is clean, greased, torqued etc as necessary as well as inspecting the wheel and head bearings and so on.

Wait till it's raining for a few days and get stuck in!

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bossmanjay

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bossmanjay says:

Fazer fork oil change

Cheers, Looks like a winter project.

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biker1966

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biker1966 says:

forks

its better to remove them,

this way you get all the old oil out,and remove air when putting oil in, and getting correct level in both legs

make sure you clean them from dirt oil and pitted bits as you may damage seals wen fully compressed and pumping damper to blead air

need any help call me G & J recovery 07706480551,

norm takes a hour and half from start to finish,

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