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Old 08-11-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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I need A Picture Tutorial For Changing Fork OIL

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My 2007 990 Adventure has almost 28,000 miles and has never had the fork oil changed. I assume that it is about time that it be changed. I have not been able to locate a good photo tutorial, maybe I have just over looked it. There are no leaks or problems, just PM. What weight oil do y'all use? Thanks!

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Old 08-11-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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I know of one but it's in French. Might be more confusing than anything else.

I use 5W on mine.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Try Slavens Racing.

Jeff has some good videos on fork maintenance.

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
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Try Slavens Racing.

Jeff has some good videos on fork maintenance.

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I didn't see one for changing fork oil.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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You'll need one of these fork cap tools http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0290/
How to set fork oil level https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU
complete fork disassembly and assembly (PDF) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5nb...thkey=CNm9_sIE I would use the fork cap tool to remove the cap & not the box end as shown on page 5
And this: http://www.dirtyadv.com/ktm-950-adve...l-replacement/

Might as well change out the seals as well while the forks are off the bike
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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Have a "tutorial" from when I changed the fork seals.

http://www.dirtyadv.com/ktm-950-adve...l-replacement/

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info! Is there one that is only for changing the oil or does everyone wait until they start leaking and change seals/bushings at the same time? Thanks!

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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I change my fork oil every 2 years.

Run a piece of plastic coke bottle around the seals to clean them from time to time.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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get some race tech fork grease. apply a little between dust wiper and oil seal. do it even if you are just changing fluid and not replacing seal or bushing.

if your fluid is oem or have have lots of miles you should take it completely apart and clean. fluid will have lots of sediments
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Thanks for the info! Is there one that is only for changing the oil or does everyone wait until they start leaking and change seals/bushings at the same time? Thanks!

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For a change just go into it so you can remove the spring (has to be out when setting oil level.

I would recommend to pour a little fresh oil into it and pump inner part a few times and drain that, will get some of the old stuff out.

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #12
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Originally done by Adz on the UKKTMForum:

Heres some pics so you have an idea whats inside.

Undo the cap..



22mm spanner, pull down the spring and slip it in..



take cap off and pull the long ally rod out of the center of the cartridge. remove the spring, pour the oil out, pump the cartridge untill all the oils out..





work around the dust seal with a small screwdriver, steady or it will mark the outer tube.

slide the dust seal down..

i like to grip the outer tube lighty in a vice..




Remove the circlip, it has one open end you can work that with a small screwdriver or seal pick.



now it helps to heat the seal area with a heat gun but you dont have to.

give the innner tube a sharp tug and the seal and bushes should all come out. if you didnt heat it and it was hard to part make shure the large washer is still flat and not dished.




remove old seal, tape the end of the inner tube and slap some grease on it, slide the new seal on.



should look like this right to left, dust seal,circlip,oil seal,washer outer tube bush.



slide the inner tube back in and use the seal driver you got off the nice man on ebay to tap in the outer tube bush.



pop the wahser in then use the same driver with the under cut lip to tap the seal in..



re fit the circlip, make shure its snug in the grove all the way round or the seal will come out, re fit dust seal.

turn the fork upright and fill with oil about 525 to 540 mls pump the cartridge untill its smooth all the way through its action and pop the ally rod back in the center, make sure it sits down flush with the top.

put the spring in pull i down and pop the 22mm in, then refit the cap.

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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You ideally should fill with about 550ml of oil, then pump the cartridge up and down until no bubbles are coming up, then suck out the excess oil to set the fork level to around 100mm on an Adv. Then fit the spring, rebound tube and cap.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #14
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I do it without even removing the spring. About 100ml of old oil remains inside, but its so fast and easy that who cares. Not the purist's way by any means....
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Video/93
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