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07gsxr600 fork caps

i need to add oil to my forks. i have a manual, it seems as easy as just
removing the 24mm fork cap screw. well, fukkin hell man! the cunt just
goes round and round. i see the o-ring, but after more turning i feel a
"click" in the same spot every time around. should i just kill myself? or
see this shit through with the help of my clsb brothers and sisters? i'm pissed
off man. i've been on jobs as big as trump tower, and i can't get my fork
cap off???

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the tube will slide down now that its off the threads
the cap wont come off without special tools but if you slide the upper tube down some you can pour in some oil for whatever reason

forks arent really something the need oil added with use

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Everybody looking for free advice on here. If you have the front end jacked up, you probably have unscrewed the caps all the way and just need to let the front end down a bit so there is room to pour in the oil.
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How did you know that you need to add oil to your forks?

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I f you put it down on the ground the damping rod will push up allowing access .

Caution :only one tube at a time or the bike might collapse.

But how much oil???

The hot set up would be remove them and empty. Adding the recommended volume.

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ahh hahhh! you fukkers are on to something. why i don't expect "free" advice.
check yer mailboxes for the $100 bucks i sent. and still, i must say thanks for
the advice. i was close, as i thought that lowering the front(one at a time as per
gus) would make it happen. when you try to do something yer not sure of, even the
little stupid things seem to be huge uncertainties. i'll let you guys know if i fukk up
tomorrow! clsb rules, you are my guys.....forever

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How did you know that you need to add oil to your forks?
i'm bottoming out the front end. my rate is good, so i was told by the man
who did the refresh to add oil to slow the bottom of the stroke down.

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i was told 5cc at a time gus. ride it, and go from there. after i get it where
i want it, it must be measured and applied from there.

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wouldnt adding in some compression damping help with the bottoming?

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Compression might help. But not doing the rebuild last time, we have no idea how they are setup. He needs to trust the tuner that he's working with. They are the ones that know how the whole package is setup.

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Trouble is eventually the oil will be to much and the forks will have no air to compress and be hard as rocks.

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Once the oil level is set you shouldn't have to mess with it for 97% of the people out there. The question is was the fork oil level set at the correct height and what weight fork oil was used.

My recommendation would be to add some compression damping first, but I have know idea of what the fork oil level was set at and if he even has proper springs in there.

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If it were me, I'd take the forks off the bike, tear them down and measure the oil level first. Then compare the level to what should be in there and make a decision. But if you trust your suspension guy I guess it's worth a shot, just doesn't seem very precise. Then again I'm kind of anal and have a note book with my settings, oil level, weight, tire pressures for misc weather, etc all with notes on how the bike "felt" to me and what was good and what was bad. Not knowing the oil level but just dumping in another 5cc's would kill my notes lol

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When you start messing with the forks, it is a "package", and not necessarily just one isolated part of the whole system. Altering one thing may alter another, or it may not, it depends on how they are set up and what you are doing. As a general rule, you shouldn't do hack work like this, and drop the front end while still on the bike and jab a few mms of oil in there and see what happens. A proper way would be to take the forks off, know exactly what is in there for spring rate and valving and oil viscosity, measure fork oil level, and go from there.

If your forks are handling great and everything else is cool other than your bottoming issue, I wouldn't mess with the compression or rebound or preload at all. Oil level affects bottoming resistance. You shouldn't have to add much more than factory recommended settings if any at all. 10mm would probably be my limit, then there is something else up with the forks or your riding if you are still bottoming them out.

Also, make sure you apply the brakes gradually and don't jab them. If you are going 150 and grab a handful of brake, the bike will dive hard and bottom and lift the rear wheel. No setting is going to prevent that, and you will go faster if you grab some brake easily, let the bike settle a bit, and squeeze more after that.
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i wanted to check in and say thanks to all of you. i did wat you guys said and
just lowered the triple stand and let the front tire rest on the ground. went slow
and did 1 side at a time. i know just adding oil is not the best "fix" for my problem,
but with the lack of work/money i'm forced to cheat a bit.

btw; thanks for not tellin me to go with the killin myself thing i mentioned in the
original post. that makes me smile

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i wanted to check in and say thanks to all of you. i did wat you guys said and
just lowered the triple stand and let the front tire rest on the ground. went slow
and did 1 side at a time. i know just adding oil is not the best "fix" for my problem,
but with the lack of work/money i'm forced to cheat a bit.

btw; thanks for not tellin me to go with the killin myself thing i mentioned in the
original post. that makes me smile
damnit i completely missed that as an option

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Glad you got it done bro! your tuner is a smart guy and should know what you need based on your setup. Hope it works out!

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thanks to you too juan, good lookin out with the phone call

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