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Author Topic: Changed Fork Oil of G5  (Read 460 times)


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Changed Fork Oil of G5
« on: April 20, 2013, 07:44:12 PM »
Changed fork oil of my G5 from 10W to 5W and so far I like it.

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Re: Changed Fork Oil of G5
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 10:05:49 PM »
Thanks for the video. As always informative, concise and entertaining.

I changed mine last week. Which was an occasion to jubilate the ease of it on an electra (E5, same as G5).
However I used an SAE 30, don't like the forks bottoming out too fast. Many bumpy rides.

The baby bottle is better than the measure beaker I nicked from the kitchen. I'm in luck, my daughter is expecting.  ;D
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Re: Changed Fork Oil of G5
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 10:18:18 PM »
Another great "how to do it" video singhg5.

Pay no attention to the grumbling noises you hear in the background.  It's just the C5 owners.

I suppose there is a reason somewhere for the C5 to have different front forks that have to be totally removed to do this little job but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is.
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Re: Changed Fork Oil of G5
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 06:48:40 PM »
What a great vid, Sing. 

I filled my AVL up with 200 ml of ATF-F last weekend.  Seems ok... went over a few speed bumps quickly and it felt fine.

As with before, I do notice when I brake my front end will dive and then sometimes won't come ALL the way back up unless I take the weight off the front.  When I was doing my fork seals and pulling the legs off, I got the impression one of the tubes was bent.  When twisting the leg on the tube, there was a tough part to turn, then it would give, then tough, then give.

Riding seems to be ok.
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