Changing fork oil…

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mydeluxe, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mydeluxe

    mydeluxe Member

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    My question is on my FLSTNI 2005, When changing the fork oil is it better to have the tire off the ground with the forks extended? The manual is not clear on it…
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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say up so you can "pump" forks to bleed old oil before filling. I'll be swapping my lower forks/dust covers soon & everything has to come off (tire/fender/forks/etc.) so bike will be on jack...