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K75 Fork Oil Quantities

Over the K75's production life K75s came with three different forks:

  • Early: Regular forks

  • Middle: Fichtel and Sachs "Sport" forks

  • Late: Model year 1992 and later K75s have Showa forks

Fork Identification:

The regular and sport fork caps look like this under the plastic cap at the top of each fork. The sport forks have an "S" stamped into the fork cap.

Showa forks look like this under the plastic cap.

Fork Oil Quantities (per side):

Fork Type

Drain & Refill

Take Apart & Reassemble

Regular

330 cc

 

Sport

280 cc

 

Showa

410 cc

420 cc

I use Honda SS-8 fork oil which is a 10W fork oil. When draining forks it's a good idea to put some aluminum foil over the brake rotors and tire to keep them from getting oil on them.

CAUTION: Do not he-man the drain plugs when replacing them. If you're not careful you can strip the threads in the fork lower. The recommended torque for them is 7 Nm. (62 in-lbs)

 

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