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Old November 1st @ 05:59 pm   #1
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From: las vegas

Motorcycle: 2002 ZZR 1200,2005 ZZR 1200, 1984 shadow VT700, 1999 Vstar 1100 custom
well I did it 10 days ago , in the service manual (zzr 1200) it says to do it every 2 years or 15 k miles. I just turned 16 k when I did it and it made a hell of a difference !!

 
 
Old November 1st @ 06:39 pm   #2
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
this weekend I'm changing fork oil, installing new fork springs, new seals, and different fork legs (chromed) plus changing steering stem bearings and races from ball bearings to tapered needle bearings, and a new brake rotor. I expect it to feel like a whole new bike when I'm done

did you change your brake fluid? I may do that also if i have enough time, I picked up a new front brake line as well.
 
 
Old November 1st @ 08:41 pm   #3
R3K
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
Just changed mine a week and a half ago with some help from my dude. (Big ups to BluR1 ). I was surprised at how easy it was. I didn't take my forks completely apart though, I just removed the forks and opened them up to change the oil. Seemed to stiffen things up a bit. If you don't already have a service manual, get one. They are worth their weight in gold. Do some searching online though because you might get lucky like I did and come across somebody who has a manual and scanned the whole thing in and posted it on the net for everyone to download for free!!
 
 
Old November 2nd @ 09:24 am   #4
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From: las vegas

Motorcycle: 2002 ZZR 1200,2005 ZZR 1200, 1984 shadow VT700, 1999 Vstar 1100 custom
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Originally Posted by Mr Pheer
this weekend I'm changing fork oil, installing new fork springs, new seals, and different fork legs (chromed) plus changing steering stem bearings and races from ball bearings to tapered needle bearings, and a new brake rotor. I expect it to feel like a whole new bike when I'm done

did you change your brake fluid? I may do that also if i have enough time, I picked up a new front brake line as well.
I changed my brake line 6 month ago to a Hel Stainless, and changed the pad to DP HH pad. at the same time I changed the fluid, I got the Motul RBF 600. and it work great !!
I used the "mighty vac" to bleed the brake and it's well worth the price !!
 
 
Old November 2nd @ 10:29 am   #5
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
yep, got a mighty vac in my toolbox, best thing ever for bleeding brakes
 
 

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