83 Interstate fork oil change


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OldGoldie
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83 Interstate fork oil change

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I’ve browsed the how to section but I’m not seeing anything on changing fork oil. I have a bottle of atf. Not sure how to drain or replace. Clymer manual doesn’t tell me anything. I’m guessing it could also do with a flush, what solvent should I use for that?


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Re: 83 Interstate fork oil change

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The procedure will be VERY similar to the 1500 procedure: How to rebuild your front forks - just ignore the parts where the forks are disassembled and reassembled.

I've always used brake cleaner as a solvent, followed up by fresh fork oil until it flows cleanly.
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Re: 83 Interstate fork oil change

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as far as draining the fork oil , you remove the front wheel and very bottom of forks
there is an allen bolt that is the drain,
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Re: 83 Interstate fork oil change

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this is how I do it..................you do not need to remove the front wheel....................

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33073

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Re: 83 Interstate fork oil change

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indianakid wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:23 pm this is how I do it..................you do not need to remove the front wheel....................

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33073

Best of Luck !
…except that I did have to remove the front wheel to get to the bottom drain bolts, because the drain bolt on the left side by the anti-dive system is clogged, and I’m sure that I mentioned that. So how else would I drain the oil without removing the front wheel?


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