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Old 05-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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I did a non-klr specific search about shock oil, and apparently there is "shock oil" that is different than fork oil that must be used. My local M/C place didn't have any, so I gotta find a place online.

So now I just need to know if the 08 shock takes the same amount of fluid as the previous gen, 130cc's.

I think oil coming out was what should have happened, steps 24-25 here -

When I initially pressed the valve only gas came out. I played with it a bit, compressed it, and hit it again, thats when some gas followed by oil came out.
The instructions have you add the oil during assembly into the shock tube, but I think it should work adding it thru the air valve. I'll put some alcohol in and work the shock, flush out all the old oil, then hook a vacuum up to the air valve, working the shock in and out to get all the alcohol out. then add the new oil, work the shock to get it thru everything, then pick up the instructions at step 24.
2011 Sprint GT, 2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal, 1981 Honda CB750F, 1957 BSA Bantam D3 restoration project, Past bikes -2008 Kawasaki KLR650, 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C, 1998 Honda Shadow Aero VT1100C3, 2006 Yamaha FZ6, 2006 Kawasaki ZX-14,1980 Yamaha XT500
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