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Change fork oil & fork oil seal - 1995 BMW R 1100 GS

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SOURCE: i have replaced fork seals

Hi,
I am assuming the old oil is drained.
Once the tops are opened, lift the bike onto the center stand which will make the forks extend. Refill through the top of the fork with 12 oz of fork oil. The manual states that you must use oil with a weight of approximately SAE 3, and the amount going in needs to be equal in each fork.
Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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Change fork seals and cha he fork oil sounds like dirty fork oil or low on oil but do change oil and seals gx luck if u want a stiff front end can also use thicker oil check OEM oil viscosity and what they recommend for stiffness

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Change fork seals


you need to undo the pinch bolts on the yolks and remove the front wheel & mudguard. Undo the bolys retaining the brake caliper and swing it towards the frame downtube, secure it with string. Withdraw each fork leg and clean up with a soft rag. On each leg, remove the top bolt (slowly to release spring pressure) and pour out the fork oil and discard it. Pour in a small amount of parrafin and swill it around a bit to clean out any residue. Remove the dustcap or gaiter and put it on one side. You will now see the fork oil seal. If it has a circlip then remove it, if not, then don't bother. Prise out old seal carefully making sure not to mark the soft alloy of the lower leg or the chrome on the stantion. Rub a little fork oil onto the new seal and carefully slide it over the stantion, pushing it all the way down. Use a piece of wood to firmly push the seal into the lower leg until it sits squarely and fully into place. Replace circlip if necessary and refit dust cover. Refill each fork leg with 142 ml of 10 wieght fork oil and replace top bolt. pump the leg a few times to settle the oil and then refit the legs in the reverse order of removal. When done, pump the forks a few times, go for a cuppa whilst it settles and then you are all ready to go.

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Keep having leaking fork seals.have replaced seals and oil after every ride lately.(4)have tried two brands of seals last time disasembled whole of forks cleaned every part,shims everything and had...


G'day. A couple of suggestions-
Damage to the fork slider-chips or dings.
Too much oil in the fork on re-assembly can cause the seal to go.
Worn or loose fork bushes will flog the seal prematurely.
When you transport the bike-if you don't use a seal saver can pop the seals.

So let me help with these.

Be sure that the fork slider is not scored,dinged or damaged on th surface.

A good double check of the oil quantity is to ensure that when you have re-filled the tube with oil & primed it(worked the air out of it), the oil level should be 100 to 110 mm from the top of the leg to the oil with the fork fully compressed. If the level is less than this-drop it to 100mm.

To check the fork bushes-try pull on the front forks front to back(wobble) & feel for looseness in the bushes.

And finally-When you transport the bike-put a chock(I use an empty 5ltr oil container-but you can buy propper chocks from the bike shop) in-between the forks at top of the front wheel .
Now when you pull the front end down it will stop on the chock & stop the front forks being under excessive compression for extended periods-so it saves the fork springs from sacking out too.
I hope this proves helpfull.
Kind regards Andrew Porrelli

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How much oil do you put in the front forks when changing the fork seals on a honda fireblade 900 rrw model on a t reg


It's hard to get specs in mls or cc these days so I'll let you in on a BIG secret(don't tell everyone,hush hush,& we stay wiser than others,promse not to tell, cross your heart).

Ok here we go- NO this ISN'T a joke so listen carefully.

Set the oil levels in the front forks

with the cartridges blead(simply draw up & down on the damper rod & you can feel the air bleeding out),

& before you re-fit the springs,

With the forks fully compressed
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The fork oil level should be 100-110mm from the top.
This applies to basically all forks(except-a few like MX showa on certain RMs' & the new kawasaki 250 MXer.)
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Regards Andrew

Jul 14, 2010 | 1999 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade

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Volume of fork oil needed per fork for a 1986 VF 400 nc 13


Well, when you take off the fork make sure you empty it first before anything else then make sure that the fork pressure spring is released before changing the seals. The fork oil amount should be no more than 200 cc or no less than 190 cc

Jun 24, 2010 | 1986 Honda VF 400 F

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What is the fork oil amount for a 2002 klx 300 per fork tube


The owners manual says to do the following if you don't want to remove the forks:
*raise the front wheel
*remove the fender, meter cable & unit, headlight, handle bar, fork protectors
*loosen the fork upper clamp bolts
*remove the caps from the top of the fork tube
*fully compress the fork tube so the dust cover touches the bottom and place a stand to hold it
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It may be easier to remove the tubes and you could replace the leaky seal at the same time. I did this recently and put in new springs too. It was my first time working on forks. With help from TT members and the service manual it was fairly easy. I didn't buy an oil gauge, seal driver, or spring holder. I used a ruler to measure the oil and a medicine dropper to remove any excess. For a seal driver I used a piece of PVC pipe cut in half then secured around the lower tube to drive the seal. Try a search on replacing fork seals for more info. 5w oil is standard but i have heard that 7 works well Good luck.

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Gays????
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Will you die? Only God knows when you're time is up.

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