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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-16-2005, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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WOS Trackday Prep 071605

Well it was a good one today.. I think the count was up to 8 bikes done today - mostly forks and track day prep shiiit.. I got alot done to my bike - new fork fluid, new plugs, new air filter (see other post ), new brake fluid, new oil filter, re-safety wire, remove the plate and the mirrors, tape up the lights, etc., clean and wax the chain.. Loaded it on the trailer and ride to roll out for the upcoming track day.. It sucked riding in the rain this morning to get to the Twistified Racing Garage but several of us toughed it out and it was all worth it.. It was a madhouse but we got some serious shiiit done today.. Here are a few pics - note the before and after pics of the fork fluid - first one is dark murky crap and second one is the new fluid which is like apple juice..K&N Filter Thread
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couple more pics..

Couple more pics from the WOS Prep day..
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I really need to change my fork fluid....Mine's never been changed. So 5 yrs old and almost 19k. Thats gotta be some ugly stuff.
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I really need to change my fork fluid....Mine's never been changed. So 5 yrs old and almost 19k. Thats gotta be some ugly stuff.
it is not hard at all.. i heard the shop charges $500 to do it - forget that.. it takes about an hour and probably better with 2 people.. if you have a front stand it is no problem.. i felt better working with people who had done it / know what they are doing, etc. you should have come over today, we would have helped you.. lol..
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it is not hard at all.. i heard the shop charges $500 to do it - forget that.. it takes about an hour and probably better with 2 people.. if you have a front stand it is no problem.. i felt better working with people who had done it / know what they are doing, etc. you should have come over today, we would have helped you.. lol..
I'll be right over! I need to find a away to support the front end up. I will need to find someone to help me do this, I up on this in the service manual..seems pretty str8 forward. I just need a nother person and front end stand.
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Today was a blast! I am beat, but it was very productive. I was the last one of the 8 out of there... and just got home. Got coolant replaced, fork oil (amazing difference), new tires (pilot powers), removed center stand, finished safety wire... all sorts of goodies. Thanks to MP and Twisty and Super and Dyno, etc etc etc... Whew!
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yeah i am tired as hell too - long day.. got over there around 10:45am and left around 7:30pm.. it was a very good productive day though..
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I really need to change my fork fluid....Mine's never been changed. So 5 yrs old and almost 19k. Thats gotta be some ugly stuff.
You might want to wear some nose plugs when you open those puppies up. It's gonna smell real pretty!

As mudpuppy said, changing the oil isn't hard. Holy cow, though....$500 bucks to change fork oil (unless I read your post wrong)? What the heck kind of labor rates do they charge up there?????

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You might want to wear some nose plugs when you open those puppies up. It's gonna smell real pretty!

As mudpuppy said, changing the oil isn't hard. Holy cow, though....$500 bucks to change fork oil (unless I read your post wrong)? What the heck kind of labor rates do they charge up there?????

Laura
Do I have to worry about the forks springing apart when I open these things? And is it easy to compress these forks back together?
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Simple, I do it with just my hands.
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Simple, I do it with just my hands.
Awesome, I'm sure my forks need some attention, I don't think they feel bad or anything but with almost 19k on them, and never had any attention..geez
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The labor rates here are nutz. About 80 and hour.
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The labor rates here are nutz. About 80 and hour.
I'm not sure what they are here in PA, but in KY they were 50 per hour. That's why if I can do the labor myself I do it, if I know I will mess something up or I have no clue what I am doing, then I am forced to pay the labor rate. I have no idea what I am paying labor rate to have the valves adjusted tuesday I just know it going to cost $192.00 + a possible $50. for seals/gaskets misc.
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I dont care what the rates are, I dont and wont pay them. I have a manual and full range of tools. This year I will be adding autotire changer and then the new house will have a Dyno. I piss on shops, altho Detroit Euro is awsome. Anyone needing service in this area on suspension stuff should see Keith over there.
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I dont care what the rates are, I dont and wont pay them. I have a manual and full range of tools. This year I will be adding autotire changer and then the new house will have a Dyno. I piss on shops, altho Detroit Euro is awsome. Anyone needing service in this area on suspension stuff should see Keith over there.
Thats awesome Twisty! I feel the same way about service shops. I have tons of tools to do the job, but I don't have the tire changer, that would be a great investment.
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Looks like fun guys...sorry I missed it. I would have loved to throw a few wrenchs around with ya. But between work and many many other things there was no way. Besides...the wife would kill me if I did that on our wedding anniversary.




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Besides...the wife would kill me if I did that on our wedding anniversary.
that was a wise choice GM
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Looks like fun guys...sorry I missed it. I would have loved to throw a few wrenchs around with ya. But between work and many many other things there was no way. Besides...the wife would kill me if I did that on our wedding anniversary.


You went and rode pockets bikes last on your anny so dont give me that shi!T
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This is true... good memory Daniel son..... but I already had plans this time... I also didn't rise from working midnights till like noon... so yeah no!




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I couldn't work a shift like that...yet that's why I don't. mon - fri 7a-3:30p plus flex time. Off weekends because were closed.
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