Question about 1999 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom
Can I just add more air or oil?
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Posted on Mar 08, 2017
It's not adjustable. If you need more damping you can change the fork oil to a heavier weight. Put 15w instead of 10w for example. You could also put stiffer springs inside your forks. Rather large job. You could also put a spacer either on top or under the springs you have to get the effect of stiffer springs without actually changing it. Also a large job, but less expensive than new springs. Finally, check your fork seals. If the seals are bad you should see oil leaking from them and that would cause loss of damping.
Posted on May 31, 2009
SOURCE: i recently adjusted
The oil is measured in by level, not by volumne.
So add the same amount to each fork to raise the level 10 or 20mm.
It can help to use a heavier wt oil, check the level of what is in there, and replace to the same amount.
Write notes and change one thing at a time, so you can set it back if the chanfges are not working,The manual has a lot of good info
Posted on Jun 04, 2011
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