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caricabasso

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Reply #120 on: April 26, 2015, 09:06:01 am
Sorry if this is a daft question, but are the forks on my 2014 B5 the same as those on this C5?

My bike is a B5 with C5 fuel tank.


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Reply #121 on: April 26, 2015, 10:48:37 am
Looking at at 2013 B5 and my 2015 C5, they appear to be the same.  Although with running improvement some of the "gut" may be different.

Having recently pulled mine apart on a 2014 C5, unless something has changed, you will need to fully dissemble to get them back together.  The bottom bolt will allow for draining, but from what I recall will be next to impossible to retighten unless you can hold the fork piston in place somehow.

Ether way full disassembly was no big deal.

Let us know how it goes. 
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Reply #122 on: April 26, 2015, 06:19:17 pm
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As I understand it, the problem isn't with getting the oil out of the forks.
It is with getting new oil into the forks.

The B and C models upper forks have a solid screw in place with no way of getting the new oil thru it to the inside of the forks.
I may be wrong but from what I've read, you have to remove the fork legs to get the large plug out.

At one time, I recommend drilling and tapping a hole thru the middle of the large plug and then after adding the new oil thru this new hole, it could be plugged with a small headed screw.

The only problem with my idea is one would have to remove the large plug in order to drill and thread a hole thru it.

(If the drilling and tapping was done without removing the plug first there is more than a good chance the metal chips would fall down inside the fork and do all sorts of mischief in there.)
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Reply #123 on: February 04, 2016, 10:26:11 am
I was recently reminded about this tutorial, and the PDF copy I made of it - which died along with my website storage when my ISP quit.  I've posted it into my Dropbox storage - follow this link and use the "download" button to fetch it for yourselves...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pjaxpoj20k5zdgu/Ducati%20Scottys%20C5%20Fork%20Tutorial.pdf?dl=0



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Reply #124 on: February 04, 2016, 04:39:40 pm
Thanks mattsz.
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Reply #125 on: February 05, 2016, 03:59:30 am
Awesome.  Thanks Scotty.  The pdf is a keeper too.  :-)

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Reply #126 on: October 10, 2018, 05:51:09 am
If anyone is still reading this thread... it seems the newer forks are different than the ones from the earlier bikes featured in this tutorial.

Here's a newer thread that touches on the differences, starting with the following post:

https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php/topic,26655.msg305099.html#msg305099