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Ok, I need to replace the fork oil and I have seen several post about pulling the oil drain bolt for the fork. I have looked in the manual and it doesn't say anything about a drain bolt that I can find. Which bolt is it that needs to be pulled????

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On the back lower side of the forks is a rectangular plate that the base of the front caliper mounts are attached to. The bolt you need to remove is on the bottom of that plate in the center. I hope this helps.


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Take it buddy.
I recommend to fill a washer, coz a lot of an oil is into the tube.
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unscrew it
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Do not forget screw the bolt by torque spanner (20 Nm) and replace the gasket.
Btw, which oil will u fill?
I have read in manual that there should be an ATF, but for 2000 y GL 1500 SE i will fill SAE w 15 or smth like that.
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Found this picture on another website (didn't just paste the pic so credit could go to the original photog):

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SuzukiStorm is right. You should not only drain the fork oil but also flush it. The best procedure is to remove the fork tube and drain it. A lot of oil stays in there when you only drain it at the plug. Makes it hard to judge how much to add and may leave some sludge in there if it hasn't been done in a long time.

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You will be glad to have new oil in your forks.
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WOW, i would not have seen that capscrew.



Will go back with the 15Wt oil.



I also saw somewhere that you should move the suspension up ands down to help push out more oil, is this true???????



Don't really want to take the fork off if at all possible. If this doesn't work then it time to save my money for Progressives......

It's gonna be a few weeks before I can get to it, got some car repairs to do first....

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Hey 'dere...

You don't have to remove the forks...

I just did my 1500 a few weeks ago and it makes a helluva difference. I made a drain device out of a couple of milk jugs and tapped them in place with duct tape to direct the oil away from the rotors. Open the tops and crack the bottom open and let them drain. Then, I flushed the tubes by pumping a time or two. Then because mine had never been changed in about 45K, I put in some cheap ATF in and pumped that through too... I was surprised at how much dirt and goo came out in the second wash. I let it drain good over night and filled it the following morning. It made a huge difference...

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