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flash1942
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fork oil change

Postby flash1942 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:54 am



Where do I drain the fork oil from on a GL with the anti-dive ?



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Re: fork oil change

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:53 am

On the back side of the anti-dive,just below the pivot arm connection there is a bolt ..(10mm head)...remove it to drain the forks...I suggest removing the Schrader valve on the top to allow air into the forks.
I have been able to drain and refill through the same hole with a syringe...Messy but works.

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Re: fork oil change

Postby flash1942 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:32 am

I took a good look at that bolt but it looks like it's too far up on the leg to drain all the oil out properly.

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Re: fork oil change

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:07 am

True.not perfect but "by the book"

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Re: fork oil change

Postby flash1942 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:54 am

I compared it with my Gl650 and it looks pretty close to the same level. I may give it a try. Thanks

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Re: fork oil change

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:44 pm

To Ace1Hunter...
the net says 323cc after drain and 345cc after overhaul

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