Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
You'll probably want to change the fork seals too. Usually there is some leakage which can lead to poor fork performance. I've never seen an issue with the springs on a V Star, however some riders to prefer to put in Progressive springs which are a little stiffer. It's usually always the fact that the oil is extremely dirty and that some of it has leaked out. The V Star 650's are pretty soft in the front even new...so any loss of fluid just makes it even worse.
I always tear the forks apart when changing the oil, however some just pour the old oil out after removing the top cap. IMO that gets the oil out but leaves all the crap in the bottom.....and there is always lots of that...even after a couple years of use.
is a link on how to do 1100 forks which are identical to the 650.
That should get you going..... it's a pretty easy job if you take your time and follow the directions....just plan a full day.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Last edited by Sick Mick; 10-29-2014 at 05:55 PM.