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My front forks are noisy do they need oil? how do I check? how do I add oil?

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Normally they do need oil to operate but how noisy it is depends now.All front fork system has a spring mechanism in it and they do make a bit of noise when working.I suggest you open the top of the fork and check inside carefully if there is any oil with a dipstick or a long piece of metal rod.Else you will need to disassemble the whole forks.Hope this helps and please leave a rating.Thank you.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009


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SOURCE: front fork leaking oil from bottom of the seal.

This is one of the few things that I recommend you take to a shop - you need some very special tools and techniques to fix this problem. Sorry,

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SOURCE: front fork leaking oil from bottom of the seal.

change the oil seals and oil in the fork,and avoid wheelies on the bike and off road biking 

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