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1Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Fork filling minus mess on Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:52 pm

Johnser

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If you have one close enough, pop into a vets that deals with large animals and ask for a 100ml syringe:
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you can probably buy them online too.

But the other thing you can get while at the vets is a stiff straw that fits onto the end.

Together they make refilling a doddle. pull the plunger out and rest the stiff straw in the fork so the syringe is propped up. pour in 100cc, refit the plunger and push the oil into the fork. repeat until desired quantity is inside.

A bit will dribble down while you are filling but if the straw is the same as mine travel down the tube by gravity only is negligible.

clean off oil from syringe if you want to try to use it again as the rubber will probably swell otherwise and make sure you connect the straw and syringe tightly....

    

2Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Der Ziegelstein

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That's a great idea! I use an old restaurant style ketchup bottle with some tubing. I bought it at Wal-mart for about $1.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Dispense-Bottle/14964974


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3Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:41 am

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I'd go for a funnel, especially when using heavier weight fluids. Syringes have too small an exit, and you end up using long time to squeeze.


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4Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:03 am

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Me too. A small funnel with a piece of plastic tube. The tube means that there's no spillage and allows the funnel to be some distance from the filler.

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5Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:48 am

Johnser

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Each to their own indeed. the advantage with a syringe is that the graduations allow you to measure and plunging it in is quicker than waiting for gravity.

    

6Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:19 am

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You need to be careful using a syringe. If you push the nozle into the hole too tight then as you squirt the oil in you can put some pressure in the fork and as soon as you remove the syringe out comes some oil. Big mess and you don't know just how much is still in there so you need to start over. Don't ask.


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7Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:33 pm

ARTCOLLINSJR

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The forks take fluid?

    

8Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty I sub.. on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 pm

ibjman

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I just fill a bathtub full of fork oil and submerge the whole front end in it till the air bubbles stop coming out.
The ride seems a little on the stiff side, but I'm hoping that will dissipate after the new oil breaks in.
Reagards, Ibj...

    

9Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:13 pm

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I use one of these.

Fork filling minus mess Forkoil

    

10Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:42 pm

RicK G

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@ibjman wrote:I just fill a bathtub full of fork oil and submerge the whole front end in it till the air bubbles stop coming out.
The ride seems a little on the stiff side, but I'm hoping that will dissipate after the new oil breaks in.
Reagards, Ibj...

Tried that and got kicked outa the house to sleep with the bike, least it don't snore.


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11Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:02 am

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yeah IBJMAN i'm onto it a bath in the shed, less need to go inside the house! cool wish i had thought of that, I could camp in my shed but it seems I got abit of catching up to measure up with you blokes as I got no toot or bath. must start plannin. Wonder what the council would make of it. Hey maybe I'll stick a second letterbox out the front too. Any other sheds got a letterbox?


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12Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:39 pm

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Good tip Johnser and for those with thick oil running a drill up the inside to the syringe nozzle allows you to open it up a bit.
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

13Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:37 am

Johnser

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RobinW wrote:I use one of these.

Fork filling minus mess Forkoil

That thing is the one - get it all in there and measured accurately in one go

    

14Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 pm

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Fork filling minus mess Forkoil
 I knew VB must be good for something!

    

15Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:50 am

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Fork filling minus mess 3

mmmm .. lunch Smile

    

16Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:38 am

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Another option is to heat the oil so it is thinner. No I don't mean mad hot but I imagine given some of the K bikes are surely used in temperatures up to 40c heating oil to that temperature or even to 50c would be safe enough. 5W oil would flow a little more easily. Large syringe is good idea but the funnel was always my method before the K. I have to do the RT front end seals and bearings so probably do it all while I have the stanchions off. It does look awkward access with the fairing in place.


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17Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:26 am

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This is my 'budget' version 92KK, a washing-up liquid bottle with a plastic tube sealed into the cap.
I filled it with 360cc of water, using the measuring jug from the kitchen, and marked the level as shown.
(Yes, I made sure it was completely dry before using it!)

I then just fill with oil to the mark and squidge it into the fork leg.

(I suppose you could sit the bottle in some hot water if you wanted the oil to flow quicker)

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18Back to top Go down   Fork filling minus mess Empty Re: Fork filling minus mess on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:51 pm

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@sidecar paul wrote:This is my 'budget' version 92KK, a washing-up liquid bottle with a plastic tube sealed into the cap.
I filled it with 360cc of water, using the measuring jug from the kitchen, and marked the level as shown.
(Yes, I made sure it was completely dry before using it!)

I then just fill with oil to the mark and squidge it into the fork leg.

(I suppose you could sit the bottle in some hot water if you wanted the oil to flow quicker)

 Fork filling minus mess Sam_0711

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 I use a coke bottle like this, but I put a small hole in the bottom for a tek screw. Take the screw out when its upside down and it flows much better.
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