Question about 2001 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC
How difficult is it to replace seals in the forks
It's not difficult, but is messy and needs a special tool or a bit of ingenuity.
You could save yourself a bunch of cash by stripping them off, cleaning them, emptying the existing oil out and cleaning out the fork - then whip it into your local shop for a seal replacement and top up.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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,
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
SOURCE: Fork oil level: 2006 KDX 200
This all depends on what size forks you have, but a good rule of thumb is 120ml. After that then what you want to do is to ride the bike and make adjustments to your front end until your liking.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: 99 CBR 900 Front fork seals
If the seal has been cracked by the cold weather it should be replaced. For someone mechanicly inclined and with the proper tools this is not a hard job. For the novice it can be one of those times you could have sent it to the shop and spent less time and money, and gotten better results....
As to a seal conditioner, the seals today are generally made of synthetic material. No "conditioner" will work. If the seal is made of rubber you have a 90% chance that a product called 'MARVEL MYSTERY OIL' will solve the problem. This prouduct was created in 1917 and marketed in 1923. Google the product name for more hystory and uses today. Basicly, the oil causes rubber to swell. This tightens seals and thus fixes the problem. Most any good auto parts store has this stuff on the shelf. By the way, if the bike was purchased new, wouldn't this be a warranty repair?
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
dear coalbug your project will need some special tools. a seal driver will be needed, it is split slide hammer of the correct diameter to install the seals in the fork housing.. you will damage the seals with out this tool
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
White power allow a 110mm air gap with springs out and fork compressed as a general guide ,adjust from there according to prefrance . Thats probably,from memory about 600ml or so.If you overfill the leg ,cut the tip off the fork oil bottle , mark out on a clear piece of fuel hose 110 mm from one end of hose with a permanent marker, attach other end to the tip of the now empty fork oil bottle nipple, squeeze bottle,insert hose down to 110mm mark,take hand pressure off bottle and WWHHAAALLLAAA!!!!!!!!. Magically the excess oil is sucked back up into bottle.....Don't you just love the forces of nature. : ] ride on DB ......Hope this gets you out of trouble ....Flabbycat
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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