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Author Topic: re fill forks that have no top nut  (Read 209 times)

Offline shizzles

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re fill forks that have no top nut
« on: Jul 12, 2018, 14:42:12 »
hi,
recently picked up a suzuki ts100 for very little. got it all running and freed off the clutch, but the suspension feels extremely weak as if there is very little damping. but when i went to change the oil the top of the forks have no nut to open them, am i somehow meant to fill them from the bottom or have i missed something simple here?
thanks.

*edit, noticed there is a large allen key bolt on the underside of the slider, going to try and see if i full them upside down or something when i get up tomorrow
« Last Edit: Jul 12, 2018, 18:45:37 by shizzles »

Offline crazypj

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Re: re fill forks that have no top nut
« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2018, 13:35:37 »
Almost certain you have to push down top cap and remove wire circlip. I don't think I've done one since 1985 and just can't remember. May need to loosen top clamp bolt and use a short piece of broom handle as 'drift'
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