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Hi Guys!!! Screw it, I have to ask, where is the front fork drain screw (plug) on my 85 Aspy? I want to drain and replace the front fork oil. Thanks!

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Sorry, A little more checking and I found it, started to drain the oil. Man, it was due. I removed the top cap, and as many have said, was careful. Cap did pop off, now to replace the oil and try to put the cap back on!!!

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Left fork had the proper amount, but black. Right fork had about 100ml in it if that. Wow.

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where is the fork drain bolt? Mine need to be done as well...

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It's the bolt between the arrows of the anti dive case and the arrow of the boot
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The top cap bolt, be careful. Mine "popped" off. There is pressure there caused by the top spring. Please keep this in mind and protect yourself. Hell, if I can do it.......

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Thank you for that info. Now for the $64 question, how do you refill it? If I've read right on other posts, you have to inject it into that same hole...? Sounds quite difficult to fill it that way, how would you keep it in there while attempting to quickly put that plug back in against spring tension? Gotta be a trick... I will assume that I would also have to release all the air in the front shocks as well before draining/filling. What do you mean by top cap bolt or is the drain what you're talking about?

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I poured the oil in from the top cap.

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OK that's my stupid question, what is the top cap? never done forks before so I'm in learn mode

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The cap on top of the shocks. Be careful!

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