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What type of oil and Quantity should I put in the forks? Thanks John

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See a clymer manual, or haynes (sometimes a bit vague)

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How much oil and what kind do I use for a 1993 Suzuki GSXR 750?


As long as you aren't talking about Fork Oil, normally, the filler has a dipstick.

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so I found my manual; it specifies that an '04-'05 GSXR 750 should take SF or SE motor oil 10W-40. It does not say specifically that motorcycle oil should be used nor does it specify synthetic vs. regular. I also do not know whether SG or other grades of oil would be better. I probably ought to read an oil guide but, for the benefit of others, perhaps somebody could provide some input.

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2007 Harley Davidson FXSTB. Changing fork oil and have misplaced my manual. How much fork oil do I put in the tubes after all drained ? Appreciate your help!


I'm sorry but I don't have that information on the newer bikes. I specialize in the older bikes that the dealers will no long work on. You can call the service department of any local dealer and they should tell you how much oil goes in it. Ask for the "wet" quantity. This is the amount of oil you add when you simply drain and refill the fork tubes. If you disassemble the fork tubes, you need to add the "dry" quantity of oil.

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In changing 2005 Harley Heritage Model FLSTCI fork oil, how many ounces of fork oil should I use? What does wet or dry mean?


I'm sorry but I don't have the specs on the quantity and type of fork oil for your year and model bike. I work on the older bikes that the dealers will no longer service. But, I can describe the difference between the "wet" and "dry" conditions of the fork assembly. If you take the front forks apart, clean them out, and put them back together with no oil in them, they are considered "dry". For a simple drain and refill type oil change on them where you don't get all the oil out of them, they are considered "wet". I hope this helps, You can call you local dealer's service department and they should tell you the quantity and viscosity of the oil that goes in the front forks on your machine. They'll tell you something like 6 ounces of "Type E" oil, for example. Harley-Davidson uses these types of specs to describe their oils. If you go to a website for fork oil, like PJ1, they may give a cross reference or equivalency chart for converting H-D "Type E" to their oil. I think that would be their 30 weight oil. If the front end seems too "stiff" with 30 weight, you can drop down to 20 weight. I think Honda makes a 25 weight but not sure. Your Harley won't mind the Honda oil. BG.

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My 2002 fxd front forks are soft and come close to bottoming out. Does the fluid need to be changed? if so how and how much?


Yes your fluid may need to be changed if you want a more firm front end. I don't know what type of fluid you have in the forks now but what you need to do is to go with a thicker oil. In my '94 FXDWG, I went to PJ1 30 weight oil. Since I don't have a book on your late model bike, I can't tell you how much oil to put into each tube. There is a "wet" and a "dry" quantity to add when you've drained them. If you simply drain the oil and refill the fork tubes, use the "wet" quantity of oil. If you disassemble and clean the tubes out, use the "dry" quantity when you refill.

To drain the oil, look on the trailing side of the fork sliders. You'll see a screw or a set screw in the slider. Take this plug out and some of the oil will simply flow out. To get all of it out, hold the front brake and push down on the handlebars. Now, oil will spray everywhere so don't do this job in your living room. Once you get the oil out of both tubes, reinstall the plugs and refill the tubes one at the time by removing the top cap out of the tube and pouring the prescribed amount of oil into each fork tube. Ride the bike and see if the front suspension is too soft, too firm, or just right. Remember, the heavier the viscosity of the oil, the more firm the front suspension is. If you can't get it right, you might want to consider changing the springs in the fork tubes.

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I have had the same fork leak after being replaced two times,on my o1 rd king,whats the deal was that a bad year fork seals,leaking again.


First off, make sure you or whoever is doing the work is installing the correct seal in the proper direction. A seal put in backwards will leak like crazy. Also, make sure you're putting the correct amount of fork oil in once you get finished. There are usually two different quantities of oil listed. One is a "WET" quantity that you add when you simply drain the tubes and refill them. The other is a "DRY" quantity that you put in whenever you disassemble the tubes. I usually use 30 wt. fork oil. You shouldn't be having a problem unless you have something really bad wrong. The fork tube must be sized to fit the bushings inside the lower fork tube (slider) so the seals should work.

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Have a 2007 harley street glide, its has 64,000 miles, had the front forks repaired 20,000 miles ago, what they were doing was bottoming out, they are doing it again, want to know how to repair this...


If you front forks are bottoming out, you need to add a heavier weight fork oil most of the time. If you're using type H-D type "E" oil, you may want to try something like PJ1-30 wt. That's what I run in my FXDWG. It will stiffen the front end. Of course, the quantity of oil you put in the forks has a lot to do with it as well. I'd stick with the factory recommended quantity unless I could not get the forks to dampen the way I wanted them too.

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