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Changing the fork oil on 2007 Norge

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by mylovelyhorse, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. mylovelyhorse

    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Any tips on dismantling, cleaning and reassembling the forks on a 2007 Norge?

    I’m thinking I’m going to loosen the caps before taking out of the yokes (triple clamp I think some call it) then I’ll basically take out oil, springs etc, clean and replace.

    What fork oil weight does the panel recommend?

    Having just bought a fair amount of parts I shan’t be able to buy new springs or an emulator kit, unfortunately so a thorough clean & new oil is all I can realistically do. Unless there are some really, really cheap (like <£50) improvements I can make.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I suggest just loosening the caps, remove the forks and drain the oil by inverting the forks to drain into a pan. Unless you have special seal drivers to drive a seal down over the tube complete disassembly will damage the existing seals.
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Special tools specific to Moto Guzzi or just something to do the thing I’ve done a dozen times or more on many different bikes with right-way-up forks (and upside downers too).
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Not Guzzi specific. Not everyone has the seal drivers for 45mm forks. Also since you are taking it apart, pay special attention to the upper and lower bushing. I've hard they are hard to come by.
     
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    If you don't want to disassemble I use a PVC tube ripped down the center for 2 halves. Tap in from on top. Done.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Guys he'll exceed his budget if he completely disassembles the forks. Seals would be a minimum, and based on the condition of the bike, I image the bushings would need replacing too.
    @mylovelyhorse - save your money until the fork seals leak, and/or you can do it right, outside of a basic fluid change.
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yeah, that’s very good advice, especially as I’ve heard today that I may well be out of a job soon. Work on the Norge will slow to just that for which I already have parts. I have fork oil so that’s what I’ll change. The rest shall have to wait.
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Anyhow, work news is good so I’m slowly getting Norge things done. Today’s Norge news is, erm, vexing:

    https://imgur.com/a/efMz2WZ
     

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