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Old 02-23-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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i sealed my forks and!

i put new fluid and resealed my forks im pretty sure i did them right but now they feel soft when i hit some thing they compress to fast ! do i have to adjust the pressure or turn a bolt or something to make them stiff up a little just cause i did them over ? i made sure there was no air before i closed them and i dont want to start turnig bolts ! any help will be cool! i also put the right amount and fluid type! thanks!
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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What kind of bike?
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its 03gsxr750 and i put the amount and tipe that the shop book said ! 450cc or something like that and 10weight im sure i put the seals right no leaks and looked fine just very soft ! is it normal to play with the top screws when they are resealed ? i could have paid 110$ at the dealer but im so into finding out how everything on my bike works ! im not mister fix it but i sure do like fixing my bike ! i think but not sure i have to turn the soft and hard screws on top of my fork ! but i wanted to get some info before i break something! thanks 4 any help :icon_smil

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its 03gsxr750 and i put the amount and tipe that the shop book said ! 450cc or something like that and 10weight im sure i put the seals right no leaks and looked fine just very soft ! is it normal to play with the top screws when they are resealed ? i could have paid 110$ at the dealer but im so into finding out how everything on my bike works ! im not mister fix it but i sure do like fixing my bike ! i think but not sure i have to turn the soft and hard screws on top of my fork ! but i wanted to get some info before i break something! thanks 4 any help :icon_smil
Take it by Motorcycles-Unlimited and have Patrick adjust it. I had to do the same thing when I replaced my clutch on my old R6. Patrick was real cool about it.
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Typically on that bike it won't be a qty. of fluid but an actual measurement of the fluid height with the fork compressed and with the spring out, after being bled.
The measurement should be 110mm.
Also when you put the caps back on how did you determine your rebound rod length?

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Typically on that bike it won't be a qty. of fluid but an actual measurement of the fluid height with the fork compressed and with the spring out, after being bled.
The measurement should be 110mm.
Also when you put the caps back on how did you determine your rebound rod length?

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man ur my boy 4 helping but u know u lost me at fluid height :BangHead: maybe its bout time to go to the shop! i think so! what do u think would be the next step i hope they dont have to do them over ! i just filled them up with the cc that the shop book said then compressed and turned the bottom screw ! it sounds like i really f them up ill take the bike up there to get looked at ! it sucks i came down from a long stand up and it kinda slapped ! just talked to u patrick guess the forks will be up there 2morrow! does anyone think this is funny? i do!! :icon_smil at least i didnt start turning screws and breaking t ! lol from a ? to the shop all in one page lol

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Typically on that bike it won't be a qty. of fluid but an actual measurement of the fluid height with the fork compressed and with the spring out, after being bled.
The measurement should be 110mm.
Also when you put the caps back on how did you determine your rebound rod length?

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thats how i did my forks. I think he meant dont measure 450cc and dump it in your fork, because that is not accurate. instead pour to a fill line of say 110mm and if it extends past that suck some out, if not quite there, add more fluid.
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