View Single Post
Old 12-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #32
Studly Adventurer
Joined: May 2010
Location: San Luis Obispo - 58 229 & 1
Oddometer: 720
Originally Posted by wsmc831 View Post
You won't ever get all the contaminents out that are sitting on the bottom.

I had a neighbor for several years in San Jose by the name of Jim Lindeman. I talked to him several times about replacing fork oil. He argued very affectively that there is no way to get the proper amount of fork oil in each fork unless you remove the springs and let gravity and piston action drain as much as possible, then remove damper rod and compress forks with hand over open end to use air pressure for force in new fluid. He seemed to know what he was doing.

You bet your fork oil is in better condition than mine? It's not a competition. There is a right way and an easy way to do things. I can, and do, change fork oil in my bikes in about an hour, start to finish, and the experts say this is the correct way to do it. I will spend an hour every year at (least) to know my front suspension is fresh.

of course, I'm nobody to argue with bamboo and tape.

RIP Jim.
Matt - SikMoto San Luis Obispo, CA
SikDMAX is offline   Reply With Quote