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1Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:00 am

Tom FKR

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G'day Fellow K Riders, Sorry but this topic has been covered before but clarification is needed.The Munich Motorcycles handbook says the amount of oil in a K75S (93 model) is 330ml each leg.The Haynes manual says 280ml is the required quantity for a model with the 'S' suspension. When the oil was pumped out using Rickmeister "sucker', the quantity was 280ml. The suspension seemed a bit on the soft side.
Thank you in advance for your words of wisdom. Cheers Tom

    

2Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:23 am

rosskko

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Tom,
I knew I had seen this somewhere recently.

FORK OIL

and THIS recent thread.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

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3Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:41 am

duck

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93 = Showa = 410 per side

Be careful not to over-tighten the drain bolts when them putting it back in.  9 Nm.  They will strip the threads in the fork lower if you use too much torque.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
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4Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:52 am

RicK G

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Fork Oil Change Fork_o10


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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5Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:00 am

Tom FKR

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Thanks for the table Rick. 410ml is firmly etched into my senior's brain...
Also spoke to Munich in Perth who were not aware that Showa forks were in use.  Cheers Tom

    

6Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:40 am

RicK G

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Make sure you check for the "S" stamped into the top plug on the forks. If you put 410ml in an "S" fork it will rattle your teeth out.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

7Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 am

Tom FKR

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Thanks Rick, could not see an 'S' stamp/mark anywhere on the top of the forks.Just pushing them up and down with wheel locked seemed to be huge improvement.Cheers TomFork Oil Change Icon_lol

    

8Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:12 am

robmack

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Small thread hijack:  Rick's table above says 350/400 for K1100 forks and 400/400 if disassembled.  I took the forks off my bike and fully emptied them by turning upside down and letting them drain.  But I didn't totally disassemble them.  Does that count as "disassembled" for the purpose of refilling?


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9Back to top Go down   Fork Oil Change Empty Re: Fork Oil Change on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:56 am

RicK G

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I cant help with that mainly because I cant remember what they looked like from when I had mine apart.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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