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Roadracerx please, tell me yourbopinion about fork service that is necessary at 15.000 km. I have allready 13.500 km , and no problem with the fork, no bleeding etc.
Shoud i spend the money or not? Is complicated, or is just an oil change? You will do it on your SP?
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@Emil B so the reason for these service intervals has primarily to do with brake dust particles making their way into the fork oil. As a consequence the oil in the fork, which starts off looking like a light beer in color will become dark (almost black) and the viscosity of that oil will change and may cause some increased wear of the internal components. If you clean the front end of the bike often and don't track the bike you can wait longer but if you track the bike often and have removed the outer dust seal on the fork these intervals become significantly more often. If you have no leaking and the outside of the fork looks good then I wouldn't worry too much about strictly adhering to the recommend service interval. The job isn't difficult if you have the correct tools. There is a special non-marring tool to remove the top cap, then you need a special thin open-ended wrench to remove the top cap from the cartridge followed by the spring and spacer; then you can dump all the oil and use Maxima Suspension clean to thoroughly rinse the internals. This service is simple and people in the industry call it a pump and dump. The correct way to do the job is to completely disassemble the fork and clean everything thoroughly but this does take quite a bit of time and yields minimal benefits over the method I have begun to describe above. To set the correct air gap for the new oil you will need a special tool to measure this air gap with the fork collapsed and level and you must use 19 Cst Ohlins oil. Last you will need yet another special pull up tool to thread onto the cartridge so you can overcome the force of the spring/spacer to re-install the top cap. It should go without saying that the previously set preload and fork ride height should be noted and re-established. In the case of the electronic suspension setting(s), the dash maintains those in memory so no need to worry about that. Hope this helps, lmk if you have more questions.
 

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Thanks Roadracerx. The most complex response i recived, so now i know what to do.
I m not race the bike, and i clean the fork almost every exit.
I will wait until 25.000 km and do this service eaven no bleed on fork.
Really apreciate all your healp.

Best regards from Romania
Emil
 
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