Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In Sunny Spain- Near Alicante
Re: Fork Oil Replacement Step by Step AN650
by Colchicine on 05 Aug 2008, 03:08
I've got 2 pennies to throw in...
I feel as though the procedure described above is far too elaborate for the result. I felt no desire to disassemble the front end of my bike to swap out the oil. So, when I went to change out the OEM springs with Ikons, I used a Mighty-Vac to suction the oil out. Of course, this is not as thorough as the above procedure, but I plan to change out the fork oil every year or so. Therefore, the oil won't get dirty enough to warrant the standard procedure.
I measured the oil level before I removed any oil so that I could return the new oil to the same level. I am posting this solely as a reminder of alternative methods existing beyond the procedures in the service manual.
did you manage to pump out the oil ok with a mighty vac ?
I have a small oil pump (bit like a cycle tyre pump but meant for oil),
would be interested in your success or otherwise of this method.
Purchased an almost new 650 Exec, 2007 year with 2,000 on clock. (in Jan 2009)
Burgman 200 since summer 2007 to April 2009
A BMW R1150RT (For a few months in 200
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