MC Garage Video: How To Rebuild Your Fork

VIDEO: A step-by-step guide to rebuilding your damper-rod fork.

You're diligent about changing your engine oil, but what about your fork oil? The oil inside your fork gets dirty and degrades over time, compromising damping and increasing wear. Fork oil should be changed every year or every 10,000 miles, and when it comes down to it, it's not that difficult of a job.

In this video, Road Test Editor Ari Henning demonstrates how to not only change your fork oil, but also how to fully disassemble, inspect, and rebuild your right-side-up damper-rod fork. Tackling the task yourself will save you money, help you understand your bike better, and give you the satisfaction that comes from working on your own motorcycle.

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