1985 vf700 forks

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  1. Kevin New Mexico

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    I started working on the bike today. The left fork has a schrader valve on top. The right fork has an adjustment knob on top, 4 position. So the right fork does not take air? When I service the forks should I use ATF of 10w fork oil. I am 200 lbs. I was thinking later on I might put a CBR F3 rear shock on it. Is the f3 shock more adjustable over the origonal? What are your imputs? The bike will be my daily driver.
     

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    It's been some time since I owned a VF750 (more than 30 years) but I recall the two forks are linked by an air tube under the triple clamp.

    ATF is effectively a 10W oil so you can use either.
     
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    Okay, thanks.
     
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    ATF is actually 7.5w. Get some 10w.

    A solid rod is probably a better shock than the original.
    The F3 shock will need to be modified to use on the VF750F. See Daugherty Motorsports.
     

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