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Damper oil change

Postby Wa2fst » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:40 pm

I watched the youtube vid on what weight dodge rider was using in his vid. But is there an actual how to on reservicing the oil on the damper?
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Re: Damper oil change

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:27 pm

It is very easy and I used 20w fork oil but if I did it again I'd go heavier. The difficult bit is getting the seal back in as you are pressurising the damper as it gets pushed down far enough to get the circlip in. I used a very thin hypodermic syringe needle and pushed the seal in with the needle between the seal and body of the damper. That allowed the air out and the seal went in far enough. In the end though I fitted the Hyperpro damper as the OEM is dog shit. Since fitting it the 1290 hasn't shaken it's head at me once.
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Re: Damper oil change

Postby abc » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:45 am

If you have plastic money in your country you can use one of the plastic notes and wrap it around the shaft in a spiral shape, then just slide it under the lip on the seal and push the assembly together. This will allow the oil to bleed without damaging the seal. You can then refit the cap/clip without any air getting into the damper.
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Re: Damper oil change

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Re: Damper oil change

Postby Wa2fst » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 pm

Thanks for the link!
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