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Since Flytrap had good results with his dealer adding 25mm shims and dropping the fork oil down to 5w I wanted to change the fork oil but didn't want to take the forks apart just to drain out the old oil.

Anybody dig into their forks? Could I insert a thin tube and use vacuum pump (like a brake bleeder tool) to pull out the old fork oil? Would make the job much simpler although I would have to go buy the vacuum pump.

Why don't they make forks like the old days, or even like Harley still does, where you just unscrew a small screw at the bottom of the fork leg and pump the forks to push out the old fork oil?

I guess they figured most owners wouldn't need to change fork oil very often so there isn't a quick way to do it.

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Dont know about the thin tube,there is no much space.I do the job last week and its an easy task.Rise the front remove the wheel,brakes can be hold or use a table,loose the fork caps then one fork leg and put it upside down I take 16 oz from the right leg and 18 oz from the left.The bike runs much better,more firm on the road.
 
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Jmmont, thanks for the information. I'll give my bike a few more miles to break-in before I do the fork oil change.

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