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Breva V1100 fork oil change

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by GrahamNZ, May 11, 2009.

  1. Dah-Dit

    Dah-Dit Tuned and Synch'ed

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    As an experiment I tried 500ml of SAE10 fork oil. It didn't work as the front end was wayyyy too harsh - so I took the front end apart and went back to 450ml. Haven't had chance to ride it yet, but I've got my eye on one of the Matris FM100KE kits if I'm not happy...... :D

    I've got a feeling I won't be.... ;)
     
  2. chomme

    chomme Just got it firing!

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    For the recommended 5 or 20 fork oil I do think it's an accidental recommendation or a translation error. I've been reading several Guzzi oil rec's and found in one Italian saying 5W/20, which is completely different.
    Tho' I don't know if fork oils comes in multigrade...
     
  3. Wistrick

    Wistrick Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    pulled the forks today to change oil and install a Matris Fork kit... when I first turned the fork over what came out was clear liquid not tell I pumped the fork leg did I get black liquid to flow out... didn't know fork oil turn to water...WTH??? Also there was a noticeable difference in the volume that drain from each leg...didn't measure it though...

    Dan
     
  4. organfixsing

    organfixsing Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I had loads of problems trying to remove one of the fork bungs. Tried allsorts and managed to do some damage to the hardchrome, in the triple tree area.
    I thought of cooling the aluminium bung to shrink it a bit but the stanchion was too long to go into the freezer.
    In desperation, I tried heating the bung with a heat gun until very warm.
    After cooling somewhat, the bung undid with not a lot of effort.
    In answer to someone's query about the spanner required for the bung removal, I have measured it and it us 28mm.
    I would recommend using a socket or ring spanner which is hexagonal, not 12 point as this will put less pressure on the corners of the hexagon of the bung.
    Something that I don't think has been mentioned is that before you attempt to take the bung off completely, you should completely wind off the preload adjustment as this will reduce the spring tension and thus reduce the possibility of damage to the last threads of the bung.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers
    Brian (QLD) :)
     
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  5. Emanuel

    Emanuel Just got it firing!

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    Hello, can somebody confirm the length of the spring spacer?
    I see two measurements on this thread: 204 and 209,55 mm. Which one is correct?
     

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