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Author Topic: C5 fork oil changes  (Read 324 times)

alladinko

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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 04:24:55 PM »
good topic. great thoughts. amazingly not-user-friendly (the original c5 way)
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2014, 04:50:02 AM »
 :-\ afraid I'm getting a bit confused. Maybe I'm going senile or something. The C5 nor the B5 looks anything like my G5 which has the sealed forks which need to be removed to change the oil. Yet it's said here just undo the plug at the bottom and the top, drain the oil replace plugs. Can't be both can it. Is it possible the shop I bought my bike from put on the wrong set of forks or do I actually have a B5 not a G5(bullet 500 Electra deluxe).
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2014, 05:13:06 AM »
What I think is a G5. This has the forks which need to be removed to change the fork oil, yes or no. Curious, concerned minds need to know.
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2014, 12:24:34 PM »
Yep, that's a G5 and it's a nice looking bike.

The forks do have a plug at the bottom. You can see it in the photo. To drain the oil remove the top screws and then open the bottom plugs. These forks are the same as my AVL Electra. No need to remove the forks.
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2014, 02:48:10 PM »
The bottom of my forks. The label on the side of my forks.
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2014, 10:34:15 PM »
It's a G5 and you don't have to remove the forks to change the oil. I know, I've done it.
Take the top caps off before you remove the bottom screws or the oil will blow all over the garage if you don't. The air pressure in the forks will blow it out.
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Re: C5 fork oil changes
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2014, 12:55:53 AM »
The problem is this is a 2013 G5.
In their infinite wisdom, or lack of it, they have redesigned the forks.

On the bottom of both of the forks on my 2011 G5 there is a very large hexagon cap.
This is merely a fluid fitting cap that is easily unscrewed to drain out the old oil.

It wouldn't surprise me that they also redesigned the easily filled upper caps to the same poor design that is used on the C5.
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