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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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If a shock absorber on a car is very weak it can allow the tire to bounce more than it should and cause a cupping pattern in the tire tread. The bike would be the same. Tire wear maybe.

But unless the wheel is hopping up and down a huge amount it will never bend the wheel.



How many roads are very smooth and flat? With no pot holes.

Very few, and the wheels don't whack out from that just driving down the street.

What a crock.
That's what I thought, I couldn't grasp his idea of "no fork oil made the wheel wobble violently and go out of true."

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Raise the front end to take the pressure off the front suspension and remove the top caps of the fork tubes. I don't know the exact amount you need in each but it will be a few inches down the tube. Be careful when removing the caps as they are under spring pressure. Also make sure to not get them cross threaded when reinstalling them.
Should the fork tubes be fully extended or compressed to check the oil level?

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Here is what the manual states.
4.4 inches Compressed.
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Yesterday I took off the fork tube caps and compressed the suspension, with the springs in the oil level was 3 inches below the top and with the springs out about 4.5 inches below the top. I already bought new seals and wipers as my old wiper seals were cracked and a quart of 15w Bel Ray fork oil. Never do business with the lying sobs at Honda Northwest in Crystal Lake, IL
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I also called my local Harley dealer and they said that the forks have nothing to do with the truing of the wheel.
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You should pour all the old oil out into a clear jar and take it into them and ask. "Does this look like the forks had too little oil"?
Idiots.
Accidently drop it on their floor, OH SH!T.

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You should pour all the old oil out into a clear jar and take it into them and ask. "Does this look like the forks had too little oil"?
Idiots.
Accidently drop it on their floor, OH SH!T.
I'd love to do that, spill it all over the little ******* in the parts department. I got back in contact with corporate and reported them. We shall see what happens, hope they fixed my wheel correctly.
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