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    Hey Guys! Finally got a video done for the forks. Audio isn't great, but covers pretty much everything in the tubes.

    https://youtu.be/FovoEJQJ0gs



    Wherever you go in life, ride there if at all possible.

  • #2
    Always appreciate new Roadstar “how to” videos being made and shared. Looked very well thought out and presented a few good tips.

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing J D.

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      • #4
        Gonna get started on mine sometime this winter. Thanks JD

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        • #5
          Great video JD

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          • #6
            Perfect. Now... To be anal... How much oil is "lost" by sticking to the telescoping magnet when you pull it back out and do you add the 1.26943652 jiggawatts of fork oil back in the top??????
            LET'S RIDE

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            • jd750ace
              jd750ace commented
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              I squeegee the magnet with my fingers. LOL

          • #7
            Thanks for sharing.........

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            • #8
              Nice job JD.
              I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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              • #9
                Great information!! Thanks!!

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                • #10
                  Great! Thank you.
                  With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                  • #11
                    Thanks jd, great video! Another way to ensure that the height of the oil is the same between both tubes is to attach a syringe to a short piece of vinyl tubing with a mark on the tubing for the depth that you want. Overfill the tube slightly with oil and then insert the vinyl tubing down to the mark that you made on the tubing. Then suck the remaining amount of oil out by pulling on the syringe.

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                    • #12
                      Nice work and Great advice!
                      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                      • #13
                        Thanks J.D.

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                        • #14
                          GOOD Job JD! Thank you for taking out your time and making this video. This video needs to go into our tech files for everyone to reference to when checking out their shocks.
                          Thank for the information and education.
                          Duke.

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                          • #15
                            Everyone needs a good Forking!
                            2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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                            • brianmac
                              brianmac commented
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                              and a good forking oil

                            • Jaybo
                              Jaybo commented
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                              yes, the proper oil is important, spit doesn't work in every scenario in forking!

                          • #16
                            Having never been inside forks before that really helps get an understanding of what's in there. I'm sure I'll be back again to watch this. Thanks for taking the time.

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                            • #17
                              JD does the top of the damper rod have either flats or socket to grab onto while removing the 6mm bolt below the lower fork? On my old XS 650 there is a 17mm allen socket which I used an allen with a bunch of extensions to get down and to lock down in the lower tube to remove the bolt. I do have an impact but wondering even if it cannot be removed in case it spins. JC

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                              • Shores
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                                Just hold the damper rod with a broom handle from above while starting the bolt. Once it starts tightening the damper rod won’t spin.

                              • Jclevesque
                                Jclevesque commented
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                                Thank Shores what I was thinking is when removing too. Any issues by just using hand tools?

                              • jd750ace
                                jd750ace commented
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                                The broom handle works OK if the bolt isn't over torqued. I used a long 1/2" drive extension to hold them before as well.

                            • #18
                              I just rebuilt mine, and I used nothing but hand tools. I did have to buy long Allen sockets to torque to the dampener screw
                              2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                              • jd750ace
                                jd750ace commented
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                                I suppose I should have mentioned that a 3" long driver is what you will need if you don't have that little 1/4" drive Snap-On driver I use. Good point.

                            • #19
                              Thank you SbTx.

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                              • #20
                                For my bushing and seal driver, I used a PVC coupler (splice) for 1.5" PVC pipe. Sanded down the outer portion of the coupler until it fit inside of the lower tube. I placed the bushing in place then the seal washer. Then I used a piece of 2" pvc on top to drive it in. Then I installed the new seal, started the install by hand, sliding down the coupler to get the seal started, then I used the old seal, the PVC driver and then the 2" pipe to drive it home. I then used a pick to get the old seal out, it was very easy to get the old seal back out


                                As for the rest of how to, follow jd's advice, that is what I did.

                                https://drive.google.com/file/d/12A9...ew?usp=sharing
                                Last edited by SbTx_Rider; 01-16-2021, 05:33 PM. Reason: more info
                                2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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