Fork oil change problem

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  1. Ranger01

    Ranger01 New Member

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    I'm in the process of changing the fork oil on my 2006 vfr800. I got the left leg out, took the cap off, spring and washers and drained the oil. The damper rod moves easily enough but my fork completely extended and I can not budge the inner tube for the life of me, even putting my full weight on it with nothing in it. I can see marks on the inner tube from where it normally sits in the bike. I still need to do the other tube but it's still on the bike to keep the forks aligned.Any suggestions?
     
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    Is the extended tube empty or full of fluid when you are trying to move it?
     
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    Figured it out, the fork was completely compressed. The marks I was seeing were from the triple tree area. Damn, its been a while since I've serious maintenance, forgetting the obvious.
     

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