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Old 03-16-2014, 07:44 AM   #9391
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Yesterday I replaced the fork springs in my 990R with uprated springs from SuperPlush. And as long as I was there changed the fork oil.
Simple stuff, didn't take any pictures. The cheapie Motion Pro fork level tool doesn't fir over the spring guide, so I put some tape at the 100mm mark and we eyeballed it. First leg I was 5ml over. Second leg about 65.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:15 AM   #9392
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Yesterday I replaced the fork springs in my 990R with uprated springs from SuperPlush. And as long as I was there changed the fork oil.
Simple stuff, didn't take any pictures. The cheapie Motion Pro fork level tool doesn't fir over the spring guide, so I put some tape at the 100mm mark and we eyeballed it. First leg I was 5ml over. Second leg about 65.
You can't just measure the oil quantity before pouring it in? That is what I do on my Showa forks for my CRF450R.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #9393
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Have a Black Dog plate on order looks very strong and comes off in 4 bolts. Have their big pegs and radiator guard coming on Wednesday.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:47 PM   #9394
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You have to slosh it around past the seals and damping claptrap.
Not a big deal.
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You can't just measure the oil quantity before pouring it in? That is what I do on my Showa forks for my CRF450R.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:08 AM   #9395
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You can't just measure the oil quantity before pouring it in? That is what I do on my Showa forks for my CRF450R.

ben
The CRF has a dual chamber fork. So you have a known quantity of oil in the outer chamber.
Not sure what the 990R has, but my guess is a single chamber. You have to measure oil height for these forks.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:57 AM   #9396
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Battery under-seat and new filters kit for fuel pump,non original but much better with internal and external big filters.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:03 AM   #9397
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Ordered a new pair of shoes for my 950, which is coming up on its 10th birthday. The owner of the shop I go to started refusing to test ride my bike due to the warped front rotors, so I think it's time. :lol


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Old 03-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #9398
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Looked and looked for something causing my shifting problem but found nothing. Now I have to wait for a gasket to put it back together. I just love tearing into my engine for no good reason! In the meantime, I get to clean out all the dirt that fell in when I took off the clutch cover. Any good methods for that or just do my best and let the oil take care of it?
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #9399
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I put on some new knobbiesNow she's a proper Adventure bike. Front is TKC 80 TL and the rear is a TKC 80 TT.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:17 PM   #9400
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I put on some new knobbiesNow she's a proper Adventure bike. Front is TKC 80 TL and the rear is a TKC 80 TT.

The 990 eats those TKC's up like nothing! Add another 35hp, and you're gonna need a FAT tire budget. Bike looks a lot better with them though.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #9401
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Yep, they will be toast in short order. But so what? I didn't buy $17k adventure bike to save on tires. I bought it to RIP UP the World baby!! Moto on boys;-)
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #9402
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I did the first oil change on my 950 after installing the CJ design drain hose. Well worth the money. I was done in 15 minutes.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:16 PM   #9403
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I road tested my fork spring upgrade on my way to work, and home again.
I like it. SuperPlush rocks!
I also stuffed the baffles back into the ends of the Akro end cans. I lke not hearing the exhaust at speed.

Wheelies and slides good.

Need to find a jump.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #9404
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You can't just measure the oil quantity before pouring it in? That is what I do on my Showa forks for my CRF450R.

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~~~If you've never measured fork tube oil height, the first time I did and I still do it this way, I use a chop stick, tape it to catheter on the end of a syringe, easily obtained through a veterinarians office...I like and use the 50/60 cc syringes

just make sure the end of the catheter and chop stick is even, mark your height on the chop stick, from the bottom, line your mark up with the top of the fork tube and extract the excess out using the syringe

You can purchase a specific fork tool for this but the syringe and rubber hose catheter is uber cheap, just keep it all clean dropping it in your clean fork, new fork oil and you'll be fine

On some forks, the volume method is fine but whenever I see a spec for fork oil height, I use that instead of the total volume if both are listed. Others may have better and different ideas


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Old 03-17-2014, 10:52 PM   #9405
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I usually overfill my forks and pump the damping rod up and down to make sure all the air bubbles are out, then suck out the extra like Jake describes. You've got to get really close to the final height on these forks to purge all the air bubbles out, so it goes faster just overfilling from the start. I use an old mityvac with a collector bottle for mine, if you clean the hose and collector you can just pour the excess oil back into the next fork leg.
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