base valve removal , or using air gun(egoahole)

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  • gal

Posted May 06, 2002 - 10:21 PM


i just replaced the fork oil and opened the base valve with airgun and 14 allen bit. the problem is that i can use torque wrench when i tight the base valve back to place , how do u guys tight it to the spec. when u use air gun ? i just tighten it not so tight but not so loose (with feeling) and put a small amount of loctice , any comments?

btw , same thing with the clutch basket nut, when i moved to the p.e billet clutch basket...

  • freestyle111

Posted May 06, 2002 - 10:38 PM


if you put bike in gear and hold rear brake you can use torque wrench on clutch basket.

  • wylie1

Posted May 07, 2002 - 06:04 AM


What fork oil did you use? And what oil height did you use? I have a couple of quarts of mobil 1 ATF I was thinking of using, but now I am not sure. Also I want a softer ride so I assume more oil means stiffer ride and less means softer. Is this right?

[ May 07, 2002: Message edited by: wylie1 ]

[ May 07, 2002: Message edited by: wylie1 ]

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted May 07, 2002 - 06:32 AM



Use a fork oil not ATF :)

I have used Yamalube .05wt for the price of the yamaha 01 30 bucks I said forget it.

Depending on your wt, plus prefreance I would use the 05 wt, you can spend more money and get 03 or 02.5, but since I am cheep and change oil alot I use yamalube .05.

set the oil hieght right at 300mm ((OPPS :D Imean 130mm)) and decomp at 7 clicks rebound 6


I have not yet taken the forks apart so I can not advise yet, I believe Motoman has and others :D

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  • gal

Posted May 07, 2002 - 10:47 AM


thanks and i used silkolene 5wt oil , and set the oil level on 130 mm. after u finish the oil replacement u can use a siringe with a hose to add or to remove oil frm the bleeding holes as u like .

  • John_Curea

Posted May 07, 2002 - 10:52 AM


set the oil hieght right at 300mm and decomp at 7 clicks rebound 6

Now that IS interesting.....

Take Care, John

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