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Front fork bottoms???

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 23:23 pm    Post subject: Front fork bottoms??? Reply with quote

Hi guys.
Before my xt660 i had xt 600 of 2001.

my question is. do they normally bottom a lot or something is wrong with my xt. i don't have leaks and i don't know if the previous owner ever changed the oil in the front forks. does the manual says which oil to use which grade?? i just downloaded the manual. did not have time to look on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 23:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had my XT for over 2 years and my husband had his for a year, he is nearly (although he wont admit it) 19 stone and neither of us have had problems bottoming out, I can only suggest you have the wrong oil (if any) in your forks or your fork seals may have gone, change the oil in your forks and yes the manual does say what oil to put in. Keep your eye on it, what XT do you have the X or the R?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 23:46 pm    Post subject: model Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick answer.

my xt is a x.
does make any diference in the oil type.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 23:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure let me check the manual for you, but the X has shorter forks than the R, but I wouldnt have thought this would make a difference, give me 5 mins to look for you..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 0:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page 2-14 on the manual has all the measurements on the forks it also says your oil should be 10W what ever that is..... Sorry I cant be of much more help but Its a bit technical for me and I have a hubby for all that...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 22:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it isnt a brand new

If it is not then you might check the seals.
If the previous owner changed the fork oils he should have also change the seals are they are useless after removing them once.

If you have the xtx try to fill your forks with thicker oil.....that way the bike is more stif and more stable.

use 15 oil fork next time.

remeber to ask your mechanic to drain the fork properly and clean it up before filling in it the new oil !!

And my opinion is that the forks arent the best thing on the xt660 !! But with a few you could make it feel better.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Very good now. Reply with quote

Ok guys.

Here it is. I got Rock Oil 10W for the front fork. it needs 600ml each fork.

I was going for new springs from Ohlins but i said first the oil than let's see.

Oil inside was black and looked to me very old, new oil in it. Seals are OK.
Than before closing the top screw i have inserted inside in the top of the spring as a spacer a outer shell from a bearing (6201). It is about 10mm.

Now I have to tell, I have much better and stiffer ride.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 13:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady P wrote:
he is nearly (although he wont admit it) 19 stone and neither of us have had problems bottoming out


Suggest this thread is moved to Adult, straight away.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 19:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahahahahahahaha ROFL

Ere BD have you changed your chinese name.. I am sure thats not the one I read yesterday, I must admit I do like it tho..... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 20:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read back in the posts and you will see why.

The first one was kind of nothing squared.
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