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05 450 EX/C - G Front Fork Oil Change

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First oil front fork oil change questions:

1: What weight of oil? I have purchased 2 quarts of 5w.

2: How to empty the old oil?

3: How much oil to refill and to what level?

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I don't know if someone can point you to a website- but generally: You can do a basic oil change by removing the top cap and removing the spring from the internals and dump it out. Oil heights vary when you put oil back in the forks. They need to be compressed in something like a drill press vise on the floor - without the springs. Fill the forks with oil and let them sit 20 minutes. Work the internal rod up and down slowly several times to remove air. Now you are ready to set height. I fill them with a good 5 wt oil and use a syringe and piece of tubing to set oil height at 130mm. After the height is set, you can extned the upper tube and reinstall the fork springs.

I had my forks worked and the tuner gave me pointers on working on the forks. It's not too hard, and doesn't require special tools or a holding device, but it takes some time.

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