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gal

base valve removal , or using air gun(egoahole)

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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...

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

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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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Wylie

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

Gal

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

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

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

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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 .

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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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