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Just wondering how often should you change the oil in the front forks? Is it a simple job?
 

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Don't really know mate, however it should say in your manuel. I would say it is a fairly involved job, but if your good with that sort of thing you might find it easy.
 

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didnt get a manual with the bike cos its a older 98 zx6. Just wondering thats all
 

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Hey Arron depends what sort of climate u ride.Higher humidity causes water in ur fluids.If ur unsure of the history of the bike wouldn't hurt to do it any way.
 

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Hey Arron,I changed the fork seals and oil,on my 1996 zx6r Basically it just involves undoing the bottom allen key with a RATTLE GUN,then the two parts seperate, I went to the local engine reconditioners and asked them to loosen it for me, the bolt connects to the top cap rebound adjusters..If you have a vice and some drifts the right diametre it should take less than 1 hour,once the forks are removed..
 

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Depending on use about every 2 years, very few people do it that soon though. Oil goes off and stinks awful if left too long.
 
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Go to www.haynes.com and order one mate.
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Go to the "File Vault" at the top of the page and download the "real" factory manual :devious

And if you feel like riding to Bacchus Marsh one Sunny Sunday afternoon, sing out, and I might just do it for you:))
 

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thanks guys for the help and steve-_tls, thanks for the offer.. Just might take you up on tthe offer 1 day.. How do ya tell if the oil has gone off or water in the oil? What kinda oil does everyone use?
 

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Us mortals probably don't know until we get new fluid.

I doubt there will be much moisture in it though.

I generally use Shell synthetic, weight depends on the application.
 

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Fork Oil Change

Changing fork oil is as important or more important than changing the engine oil. Most racers change it every race to get repetitive feel. I change mine yearly with the oil.

Dale Williams
Amsoil Dealer
 
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