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Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 09:12:58 pm
can any-one give an estimate how long this job would take to just change the fork oil?
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Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 11:06:46 pm
I decided I might have a go at this fork oil change. I undid the top cap and found it was fully threaded into the depths of the housing




after that I shone the torch inside the housing and much to my surprise - no hex head or anything at all I could see to attach the 12mm hex shaft too



after that I decided not to go ahead and wait it out for answers. is it possible that threaded fork shaft bolt replaces the hex style which was originally unscrewed in earlier models to release the shaft?
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Reply #17 on: October 09, 2018, 03:28:55 am
Your forks are the same as mine. That top bolt holds the fork leg into the headlight casquette. If you have removed the front wheel and mudguard when you slacken the bottom fork clamp bolt the fork leg will just pull down and out.
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Reply #18 on: October 09, 2018, 04:06:43 am
thanks...after seeing that I didn't go any further and stopped immediately LOL
might continue on with it again tomorrow
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Reply #19 on: October 09, 2018, 08:08:19 am
can any-one give an estimate how long this job would take to just change the fork oil?

I had never done the job before (and neither had anyone else on my bike). It took me about 2 hours, start to finish. But I needed a helper to hold the forks steady while the fork tube cap was removed.  However, that will not be a problem if you have a way to hold the fork securely in a vice without damaging it while you unscrew the fork cap plug.  I bet, because your bike is new, that removing the forks and the fork cap will be a lot easier than what I had to deal with.  ;)
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Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 03:20:40 pm
Those fork caps were tighter than a tight thing. They must have a special heavy duty technician tasked with making them as tight as humanly possible.
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Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 04:37:19 pm
Those fork caps were tighter than a tight thing. They must have a special heavy duty technician tasked with making them as tight as humanly possible.

Well then, I guess nothing has changed since 2011.  ::)  I bet they use some sort of an air impact wrench to install those plugs. Even if they installed them at 6 NM, they still wouldn't leak or unscrew. So I just don't get what they are thinking.  But then that is nothing new for me.  ;)
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Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 06:44:55 pm
in that case there's probably a good chance the cap on mine will be rock sold too.
that's the threaded cap I have to turn clockwise to undo it
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Reply #23 on: October 09, 2018, 07:14:19 pm
in that case there's probably a good chance the cap on mine will be rock sold too.
that's the threaded cap I have to turn clockwise to undo it

Provided that your fork tubes screw out counter-clockwise then the fork cap will screw out clockwise. I might add that unscrewing the fork tubes was not at all difficult.
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Reply #24 on: October 09, 2018, 08:35:58 pm
wildbill -- you have "normal" forks which means normal not reverse threads.  Follow Haggis and my instructions.
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Reply #25 on: October 09, 2018, 09:41:34 pm
thanks-will do. meanwhile if you'd all like to se a good video review on the 650 continental check it out in the interceptor section.
aussie bike reviewer doing the testing
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Reply #26 on: October 09, 2018, 09:43:21 pm
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Reply #27 on: October 10, 2018, 03:47:18 am
The fork legs DO NOT screw into the casquette on my 2016 C5 with the straight forks legs. They are plain and unthreaded. The top cap is normal right hand thread. Anticlockwise to undo.
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Reply #28 on: October 10, 2018, 07:54:52 am
The fork legs DO NOT screw into the casquette on my 2016 C5 with the straight forks legs. They are plain and unthreaded. The top cap is normal right hand thread. Anticlockwise to undo.

Well, that makes life a little easier.  ;)
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Reply #29 on: October 10, 2018, 01:00:09 pm
I can confirm that 15w fork oil is giving me good results. I now have compression damping as well as much improved rebound damping. Happy days.🔧👍🍻☀
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