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Old 09-22-2017, 07:28 AM   #1
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Forks oil change?

I have 51K on the bike, last fork rebuild was done ~ at 23K, is it time to change the oil in the forks? can I reuse the oil seals & metal slides if they are in good shape
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:00 AM   #2
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If you're hunter-scout no. Personally I'd have new bushings, seals and dust wipers on hand.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:37 AM   #3
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You want to replace the upper and lower Teflon/copper bushings to avoid inevitable tube rub and damage. I've done mine every 25K miles. Full service, new seals, the whole nine. All parts are less than 70$. Do it right since you are already in there. I can dig up the thread that shows the part numbers if need be.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:06 AM   #4
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Do it right since you are already in there.


Since I have it easily at hand, Here you go... In addition to the bushings 2)ea(#3 & #5), you might want to get 2)#9, 2)#13, and #47. Shown here:
http://www.partshark.com/oemparts/a/...605/front-fork

You might also find this page useful:
http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...d+Valve&page=2

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Old 09-23-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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In addition to the parts you listed, don't forget the copper crush washers that go on the bottom bolts that hold the cartridges. If you reuse what looks to be a perfectly good washer it will leak.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:25 PM   #6
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You can reuse the copper washers if you anneal them. Google "annealing copper washers"
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:48 AM   #7
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You can reuse the copper washers if you anneal them. Google "annealing copper washers"
I guess, but for me, I'll pay $1.00 and get two new ones and not worry if I've annealed correctly.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:34 PM   #8
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In addition to the parts you listed, don't forget the copper crush washers...
If you were referring to my post, the washers you refer to were listed when I cited #13. FWIW, annealing them works just fine, but yeah I bought new ones because it wasn't worth the bother for the price of new ones.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:16 PM   #9
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:22 PM   #10
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I love anneiling copper washers. Dropping them into water is so satisfying.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:31 PM   #11
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It really is isn't it? Odd how that would be gratifying but there it is.. I prolly need to get out more. I toss mine in oil.. but to each their own. Reminds me of the smell and crackle of making steel chips on a machine tool when they used cutting oil for lubricant... not that fancy schmancy white fluid ;) Works great on copper head gaskets too
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I love anneiling ,,,,,
Isn't that what NFL players are doing now?
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:20 PM   #14
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Gee, I didn't know I was supposed to anneal the washers.
Guess I've been lucky about a thousand times thru the years... (I have replaced a few 'mangled' washers though).
Nothing wrong with changing them, cheap and easy way to be sure.

I anneal my High Powered rifle brass, does that count?
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