Changed fork oil
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    Changed fork oil

    by Jason » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:48 pm

    Since I had the forks off installing a new triple clamp and stabilizer (Thanks Ken) I decided to change the fork oil. I went with 400cc of 10w and set the comp to 11 turns out and rebound 10 out from full hard. I weigh 190 w/o gear and have been throwing new springs around but for now this works good. On the smaller stuff it feels the same as what I had before but it doesn't feel like it bottoms like before. I went 40ft on a 30 footer and to my suprise it didn't hurt like it use to.

    Just thought I'd share for all you other's pushing 200.
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    crfsonly
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    by crfsonly » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:22 pm

    jason...good information. fork oil height will affect just the last few inches of travel...so, it will help with bottoming.

    glad the triple and stabilizer is working for you.

    ken
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    Jeff4510
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    fork oil

    by Jeff4510 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:11 am

    anyone else change the weight/amount of the oil with good results?
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    Jeff4510
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    where

    by Jeff4510 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:17 pm

    Hi, is there any how to artice on this?
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    by XGiant » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:51 pm

    I just got off the treadmill \:D/ . While I work out, I watch TV (I have a sweet setup in the garage). Today I watched the Honda Fork Maintenance video that Ken sells. The guy is a bit dry, but it is ALL the information you will need to do a complete fork job. I am having my suspension done, but since I have the video... :D Here is the link:

    http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product ... 1cfef59c8d
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    Jeff4510
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    just did it

    by Jeff4510 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:20 pm

    I just did it a few hours ago, pretty easy actually if you follow the service manual instructions. I used a flathead screwdriver with a mark on it to measure it.

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