forks


4 replies to this topic
  • Trees4Traction

Posted March 09, 2006 - 08:06 AM

#1

is it hard to change the oil in the forks or what

  • grayracer513

Posted March 09, 2006 - 08:53 AM

#2

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=348624

http://www.thumperfaq.com/fork_oil.htm

Info applies to '04 and earlier models.

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  • RD73

Posted March 09, 2006 - 10:44 AM

#3

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=348624
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If the seals need to be replaced, is the process different from that described in the above link? After my last ride, I noticed one fork was leaking.

Fork oil, seals, and what else is needed?

  • grayracer513

Posted March 09, 2006 - 10:59 AM

#4

A little, different, yes. The process for replacing the seals is listed here:

http://www.thumperfa.../fork_seals.htm

Again, this is different on the '05 and up YZ's and '06 WR's.

Note that once you get the fork tubes separated, you have gone as far as you absolutely have to, and there is no strict need to remove the base valves or damper cartridges except that it allows a better cleaning, if that's required. I generally don't do it just to replace a seal.

  • RD73

Posted March 09, 2006 - 12:09 PM

#5

A little, different, yes. The process for replacing the seals is listed here:

http://www.thumperfa.../fork_seals.htm

Again, this is different on the '05 and up YZ's and '06 WR's.

Note that once you get the fork tubes separated, you have gone as far as you absolutely have to, and there is no strict need to remove the base valves or damper cartridges except that it allows a better cleaning, if that's required. I generally don't do it just to replace a seal.


Thanks!





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