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wally34

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wally34 says:

FORK OIL

Cleaning the bike today and noticed a milky residue on one fork leg.I know the fork oil has not been changed for at least 4 years and i was wondering if now is the time to change it.There is no seepage down the fork leg so i am not worried about seals as yet.could anyone suggest what weight of oil to use?The bike is a cb750f2v and is used mainly for commuting.

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robsot

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robsot says:

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if there was residue on my forks i would be worried about the seals :blink:

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wally34

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wally34 says:

fork oil

youre right ibeen in denial about it for a while now.Any idea on what weight of oil to use as i dont have a manual which specifies it.

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robsot

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robsot says:

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what year is it?

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wally34

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wally34 says:

fork oil

1997

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smidget

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smidget says:

Fork oil

Most manufacturers will use as standard straight 10w oil, this is based on the average rider weight of nine and a half to ten stones.

With a bike of circa 1997 it would be best to do a full fork overhaul, including springs, that way you only do the job once.

 

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wally34

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wally34 says:

fork oil

thanks for advice fellas it is a job i have been dreading but here goes.

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robsot

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robsot says:

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Do the seals as well mate.. then its done innit.

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wally34

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wally34 says:

forks

thanks for time i appreciate it

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

forks

I`ve heard one or two fit proggresive springs,also some have fitted spacers/washers on the original spring because of no pre-load adjustment.New seals and the dust seals you see will need replacing providing the metal surfaces are smooth.  

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banditsprint

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banditsprint says:

if the seals are leaking

you may well need to replace the bushes too. If you're handy with spanners then it's not a hard job.

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