fork oil change 77 gl 1000

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fork oil change 77 gl 1000

Post by farrell1957 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:08 am

I know i should have the book, but in the meantime i could use a little info. How much oil do i put in the forks and can i put the oil in through the bottom of the forks with them off the bike ? Allso im trying to set the timeing and in your DIY it says to turn the motor with the generator bolt, my problem is DAH ! wheres the generator ? Sure would like to here this thing fire up it will be the first time in about 6 years. I can use all the advise i can get. Thanks alot ! Oh, you know that little piece of the float post that i think stops the float from opening too far, how important is that ? it seems it has been broker off on one carb. Thanks again.

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Re: fork oil change 77 gl 1000

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:39 am

Look at steps 1, 2 and 8 on this page:

How to adjust your valve clearances

It shows how to access and turn the engine via the stator.

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Re: fork oil change 77 gl 1000

Post by Fred Camper » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:56 am

My understanding is fork oil needs to go in at the top with the forks fully assembled and the springs removed. For my 1977 with progressive brand front springs, the recommended level was 160 mm below the top of the fork with the lower fork tube fully extended.

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