Help: "How To" add/change fork oil?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by OlyRider, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

    May 31, 2005
    Pacific NorthWest
    I've got my new Hyperpro rear spring on the shock, and back on the bike with the Ralle-Moto spacer.

    Now I need to put the Hyperpro fork springs on. Searched, but couldn't find a "how to" thread. I've never used the tool to get whatever the 120mm gap is, and I haven't seen anyone do it, but it can't be *that* hard! Cyclegear has the tool on sale for 15% off. I'm leaving Thursday early am for a 4-day dual-sport ride, and I'd like to get this done *before*the trip.

    THANKS for any help!!!
  2. Big Duke 6

    Big Duke 6 Been here awhile

    Feb 15, 2010
    The 120 mm figure is from the top where the large plug is seen when you are sitting on the bike-to the top of the oil a small ruler or a dowel cut an marked should do it for you. If you look for my thread on lowering a 09F800GS there is a bunch of helpful info supplied by the GRIZ. It was a big help when I did mine. And BTW if you loosen the top bolt holding the top of the forks that cap will come of much easier. Good luck, Gary I went and tried to bring it over for you, not sure if it will work.