Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Gents got a 2001 gsxr1000 and lookin for tips/techniques and fluid amounts for my fork oil change, any reply would be greatly appreciated, thnks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,968 Posts
take the old oil out

put new oil in

voila, done!

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
951 Posts
Remove the fork leg from the bike (first crack the cap lose)
Next untwist the cap and compress the leg completely
Next dump old oil out.
Next compress spring 2" to expose lock nut on on cap, remove cap.
Next remove spring and spacer
Next pump the inner rod piston a few times to release the rest of the oil
Next let sit upside down for 30 minutes (to drain all the old out)
Next drink 2 beers
Next Take your Cap and set the rebound adjuster 1.5mm up from flush.
Next pour in oil. You want it 110mm from the top of the leg with the fork fully compressed. Meaning a 110mm air gap up top.
Next install the spring and spacers etc.
Next install the cap back on the rod. Make sure the preload is all the way up (all lines showing) and the locking nut is all the way down on the rod so the cap will twist on as far as possible. Once twisted on as far as possible lock it in place.
Next extend the leg and screw the cap on to the leg.
Next put back on bike.

I think i got all the steps for you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,968 Posts
ya forgot to bleed the air out of the cartridge when pouring in the oil

I got 120mm from top
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
951 Posts
OH yea, pump that cartrige up and down a few times until the bubbles are gone and recheck level.

good call on that one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,338 Posts
110-120mm on an 01 GSXR1000 Kayaba fork? Think it's closer to 90-95mm of air gap with the spring out and fork compressed. They are a bit different than the Showa's.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top