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    Posted: 04 Jan 2019 at 20:22
Hi guys.
 
Can anyone tell me the best way to re-fill the forks on my V50 mk2
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2019 at 21:32
There is a drain screw at bottom of fork at rear
Filler allen screw is at top of fork. You might have to move handlebar.
Add 0.07 Lt oil to each leg. Guzzi manual recommends Agip F1 ATF Dexron other oils available.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2019 at 11:32
If I remember correctly* the oil in V50 forks is only for lubrication and damping is handled by a sealed damper unit.


*I'm sure someone will correct me if I don't......
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Don't think there is a sealed damper in mk2 
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The V50 Mk 2 has sealed cartridge dampers. (I replaced mine a couple of years ago.) The fork oil is just for lubrication, not for damping.
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Thanks for the replies.
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Yes they have oil for lubrication only & they do have damper cartridges on the Mk11.

Having sorted mine I would recommend stripping them down to clean out the old gunge accumulated from the 80s till now. Mine were in quite bad shape so had the stanchion re-plated and fitted new seals. But is a very simple construction.

Filling - is an ass of a job as you need to add it down the side of the cartridge! 
removing the plug on the top will not work as normal, I would suggest listening the station in the yoke removing the top plug and sliding the stanchion down the cartridge a little to make a gap between the inner wall of the station and the cartridge. 

Then take your time to drip in the oil wiggling as you go to remove air locks (I used a syringe) Measure what you spill in a catch tray as you will spill some!
  
I would suggest a bit of sealant on the drain plugs and mounting bolt at the bottom of the slider when reassembling.







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