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Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127023
10/25/07 1:00 pm
10/25/07 1:00 pm
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I am in the process of refettling my 1970 TR6, I have used ATF oil in the front forks, My question is, is this oil to light it seems to be leaking from the bottom of the stanchion and not from the drain plug. The A65 also has this problem. Any suggestions
Victor
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1970 A65 Firebird
1981 XS650 Yamaha

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Re: Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127024
10/25/07 2:10 pm
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in the bottom of the fork legs, there is a tall fitting 3" maybe, can`t think of the name of it. i just rebuilt 2mos ago,my 70 bonne forks, filled them up. came out the next morning one leg is leaking, Theres a small nut in the dead center, of the bottom of the fork leg. mine wasn`t tightened up enough. tightened it up, no leaks
ps. you have to take wheel, and bottom axel cap off to see it, and it takes a super thin wall socket to tighten it up. plus you have to take the bottom, leg off [easier] and use a long and a deep well, extension to hold the tall bolt piece, thing down in the tube. smile

hth bob s smile


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Re: Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127025
10/25/07 2:27 pm
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I beleive there is an extension on the drain plug that holds the restrictor, which is the inner nut nut in place.



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Re: Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127026
10/25/07 4:28 pm
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20 or 30 oil is best on the external spring forks. Must be leaking from the bolt hidden underneath, as mentioned.
dave

Re: Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127027
10/26/07 12:04 am
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ATF is much too light..20 is recommended but synthetic engine oil is good...experiment with weight, but ATF is about as useless as water in these


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Re: Oil leak from forks 1970 TR6 #127028
10/26/07 3:23 am
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i didnt fair well at all with atf. to weak as these guys attest.


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