I've never changed anything with the suspension since I bought the bike from the previous owner. I have barely ridden the thing in the past few years, and I just got it back from the shop after almost a year of not really riding the bike at all. After the ride back to my house, I noticed the left fork tube was dripping oil! It did not appear to be dripping consistently but there was definitely a lot on the fork. Is this normal from sitting for a while?
I assume I need to change the fork seals, but I have a few questions. According the the previous owner; the forks were set up for a 180lb rider and set up more for street riding (supermoto). There is a vortex sticker on the suspension, so I'm assuming that's who did the work. Should I follow the service manual on seal change and fluid level etc, or will it be different for my "modified" suspension? Is there anything beside the seals/bushings I need to replace? Is there a recommended brand, or is something like this: ebay kit
Are there any modifications I should make that have been discovered in the last 13 years that improve the way that the suspension works?
Any suggestions appreciated.
EDIT: After further looking into this, it doesn't look like Vortex does suspension at all. Either way that doesn't make much difference I wouldn't think.
Edited by nnamssorxela, September 30, 2011 - 07:32 AM.