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Re-oil the Rear Shock on a ST1300
« on: November 17, 2016, 04:39:40 PM »
Hi everyone,

The following Ho To... is showing how to re-oil of the Rear Shock on a ST1300 as shown by PC (Thanks mate :-++).


To tell if this is something that you could benefit from follow these simple steps:

* Locate your pre-load adjuster (the big black knob located on the left side of the bike between the seat and the foot pegs :wink1)

Every time the knob is turned 180 there should be a click (there are a total of 35 clicks from LOW to HIGH).

* Turn it all the way left (counterclockwise)
* Slowly turn it right (clockwise).

Turn the knob (clockwise) until you feel pressure or resistance, if it takes more than 1 to 2 clicks that will indicate a loss of oil from reservoir.
If you have this occour this procedure will fix the issue :thumbsup





Okay lets get started :grin

ONE
* Remove the left side saddle bag
* Remove the seats
* Remove the plastic above the  pre-load adjuster
* Turn the pre-load adjuster as low as possible (counterclockwise) to relieve pressure.





TWO
* Remove the screw holding the bar that the pre-load adjuster is mounted on where it connects to the frame.

   

THREE
* Make note of the hose location on the adjuster so it can be reinstalled at the same angle.
* Remove the hose from the end. (Make sure to keep the hose end up so the oil inside won't spill out and be careful not to loose the two copper washers on each side of the bolt.)

   
FOUR
Place the hose upright like in the picture below to stop any oil leaking out of the hose.



FIVE
* Tip out any remaining oil in the reservoir inside the pre-load adjuster and use a screwdriver to push the piston down inside the reservoir.

   

   

SIX
* Clean out the reservoir with a cleaning spray (PC uses "Break & Parts Cleaner" and "WD40")
* Screw the pre-load adjuster in and out to get the cleaner all the way through.

   

   

SEVEN
* Push the piston back down inside the reservoir.
* Using a syringe (No needle tip needed) fill the reservoir with fork oil

   

      

EIGHT
* Reattach the hose (make sure the hose returns to the same angle as before and the copper washers are on each side of the bolt)

   

NINE
* Screw the pre-load adjuster in and out to get the oil into system

* If it still takes a number of turns (clockwise) till you start to get a click follow the steps below. If it is working go to TEN.


*** Turn the pre-load adjuster as low as possible and remove the hose from the end.

   

*** Push the piston back down inside the reservoir and top up the reservoir with more oil then reattach the hose to the pre-load adjuster .

   

*** Screw the pre-load adjuster in and out to get the oil into system.

*** If it still takes a number of turns (clockwise) till you start to get a click repeat the three steps above.


TEN
* Once you are done adding the oil and have reattached the hose:

* Remount the bar that the pre-load adjuster is attached to.
* Replace the plastic above the pre-load adjuster
* Replace the seats
* Replace the left side saddle bag



Anyway that's it, now go for a ride and enjoy the comfort :runyay
Thanks to PC for all this info :-++ and I hope it is of some help to you all :thumbsup


Cheers
Shiney
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 01:27:17 PM by Shiney »
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Re: Re-oil the Rear Shock on a ST1300
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 01:28:14 PM »
THE PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPDATED    ++
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Re: Re-oil the Rear Shock on a ST1300
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 10:23:59 AM »
ruSTynutz has located a video on this topic  :thumbsup


Found this video on how to do the Pre-load Fluid Replacement...  :thumbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12s2NGKYRoY

Must do mine one day...  :think1
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Re: Re-oil the Rear Shock on a ST1300
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
If the oil level is low it must have gone somewhere; just replacing the oil won't fix it.
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