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    Fork oil

    I'm a lazy fecker and I do a lot of miles, so fork oil tends to only get changed every time a fork seal pops (at a guess, at best, every year or 25k miles on average, prolly more like double that.)

    But BLIMEY, changing the oil doesn't half make a difference - I'm always surprised by this and by how subtley the fork performance drops off over time. So this weekend mebbe change the fork oil, pretty easy maintenance and cheap.
    '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
    Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
    Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
    Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

    '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
    Currently off the road.

    #2
    I'm just on with the same job but have found the bushes to need doing too, so am just waiting for new ones to arrive from wemoto.

    Any suggestions on what brand and weight of oil to use?

    First time I've done this job so any advice is welcome.

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      #3
      Stick with 10wt fork oil, and read this for a helpful how to

      http://www.geocities.com/bender647/forkseal/

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        #4
        Originally Posted by SkinnE
        Stick with 10wt fork oil, and read this for a helpful how to

        http://www.geocities.com/bender647/forkseal/

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        Great link. Pics speak a thousand words!
        There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count, and those who can't.

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          #5
          Very nice walkthrough, will come in handy when my racetech springs and bushes arrive

          Fog
          Mods so far
          VFR 5 spoke rear wheel, Mk2 Bros front wheel, Penske 8983 rear shock, Racetech fork internals, Stainless brake lines front and rear, Stealth wavy discs front and rear, Carbon fibre rear hugger, M4 Headers, Foggy special midpipe , Micron silencer, Unipods, Factory 3.0 kit, Lightened flywheel, adjustable ignition

          Mods to come
          6 pot Nissin caliper, Corbin Gunfighter seat, 700cc pistons and barrels, 153x1 cams, stage 1 heads

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            #6
            I couldnt be arsed to do both fork seams by the way.
            '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
            Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
            Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
            Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

            '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
            Currently off the road.

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              #7
              My front end has turned into a pogo stick so its time to go through the forks. What should I look for as far as signs of wear on the bushings? I don't think they were changed when the RaceTech internals were installed so they're most likely original.

              Also there is some light pitting in between the triples, 00 steel wool for this?

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                #8
                The bushes should be a uniform Teflon colour (grey/white). Any wear will show up as a copper colour. This is in the Manual BTW.

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                  #9
                  Thanks E

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