Author Topic: Any thoughts on why most forks no longer have small drain plugs?  (Read 685 times)

Offline John Warner

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Any thoughts on why most forks no longer have small drain plugs?
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2021, 02:59:13 AM »
. . . Most don't own a grease gun, and some that do blow grease seals out the first time they use it . . .
That's because whoever fitted the Grease Nipples neglected drilling exit holes for the old Grease to come out.
I always do it, never had a Seal displaced.





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The current Link I made to fit the BMW S1000R Shock to my Stelvio doesn't need them, I just use O-rings cut through.
The Grease just goes through the split between the ends.


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Re: Any thoughts on why most forks no longer have small drain plugs?
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2021, 04:56:43 AM »
That's because whoever fitted the Grease Nipples neglected drilling exit holes for the old Grease to come out.
I always do it, never had a Seal displaced.





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The current Link I made to fit the BMW S1000R Shock to my Stelvio doesn't need them, I just use O-rings cut through.
The Grease just goes through the split between the ends.




Excellent!  Brilliant thinking.  Nice work.   :grin:
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Re: Any thoughts on why most forks no longer have small drain plugs?
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2021, 07:50:56 AM »
2013 Stone manual says change at 12k .

And the Centauro manual tells you to change the entire driveshaft every 10,000 miles or something like that.

At some point you have to laugh at some suggestions like that.
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