1st Fork Rebuild

Did my 1st oil change on my 07 450. Now I have my fingers crossed that its all back to normal. I used Motorex 2.5wt @ 350cc and I put the clickers back to 11c and 8r. But now I'm second guessing myself. I have it in my head that i did not tighten the locknut to the adjuster on one side. Not sure if I should open it up again and have a look. can I do this without losing the oil?

Did my 1st oil change on my 07 450. Now I have my fingers crossed that its all back to normal. I used Motorex 2.5wt @ 350cc and I put the clickers back to 11c and 8r. But now I'm second guessing myself. I have it in my head that i did not tighten the locknut to the adjuster on one side. Not sure if I should open it up again and have a look. can I do this without losing the oil?

I hate it when I do something like this.....it really bugs the crap out of me until I decide to redo the project....then I usually find out I did it right the first time.....

It kind of reminds me when your wife or girlfriend ask you to repeat something she told you or asked....and you can't remember the correct answer or only part of it.....because we weren't friggin listening 100%.....then you get the wrath of female hell for it.....:bonk:

I dont believe there is any way to do this without draining the oil and tightening that locknut up agian....its better to check it than have that rebound adjuster fall out when you ride...cause that may be a little more costly than half a quart of oil. If you just HAVE TO RIDE for the weekend and you cant get any oil, you can use Automatic Trans Fluid. It is the same thing as fork oil but doesnt have all the de-foaming properties. If you do this, ride on the atf as little as you can and get yourself a quart of oil.

The only oil lost would be that in the outer chamber. However, if you remove the fork in question and turn it upside down, you can unscrew the rebound adjuster, and then compress the fork enough to inspect and/or tighten the nut without loosing any oil.

The only oil lost would be that in the outer chamber. However, if you remove the fork in question and turn it upside down, you can unscrew the rebound adjuster, and then compress the fork enough to inspect and/or tighten the nut without loosing any oil.

Thats what I was thinking.

The procedure Grey mentioned works just fine. I did the same damn thing when I serviced mine.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now