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Old 10-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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best time to replace the fork internals?

ok my R6 is about to hit 10k miles. I remember reading somewhere that you need to replace the internals on your forks. Or is it the Fork Seal? i don't ride hard at all so i know the forks haven't taken a beaten of anything.

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internals should be good....changing the fork oil won't hurt though. although i'm not exactly sure how many miles to do so.

i plan to change my fork oil the beginning of each year......but i ride the out of my bike.
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You're not giving us much info outside of mileage, but unless you're doing track days / aggressive riding, just servicing the forks with fresh oil, cleaning the cartridges and nw seals should be sufficient.
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internals should be good....changing the fork oil won't hurt though. although i'm not exactly sure how many miles to do so.

i plan to change my fork oil the beginning of each year......but i ride the out of my bike.
something i can do with regular tools to change the fork oils? or do i need to take it to a shop?

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You're not giving us much info outside of mileage, but unless you're doing track days / aggressive riding, just servicing the forks with fresh oil, cleaning the cartridges and nw seals should be sufficient.
most of it is just riding to work on the freeway thats abotu it
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something i can do with regular tools to change the fork oils? or do i need to take it to a shop?
i would take something like that to a shop to do. Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited does all my suspension work. i'd really hate to screw up the suspension, and end up eating the pavement.

you'd have to take the forks apart to do what patrick mentioned....not an easy task
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Inverted forks/ you'll need some specialty tools to disassemble / reassemble them.
If you have no experience in suspension, I'd recommend taking it to your shop of choice.
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Inverted forks/ you'll need some specialty tools to disassemble / reassemble them.
If you have no experience in suspension, I'd recommend taking it to your shop of choice.
ok cool, thank you guys for your advice!
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