Actually looking at my workshop manual there is no specified interval to change the oil. I'm doing it anyway.
The fork oil provides damping and lubricates the bushings etc inside the forks. My experience is that the oil is always in a sorry state after any kind of use.
|FJ in the garage|
Like my other bikes I usually remove the forks to change the oil. But the FJ has drain screws that will make this task easier. The problem is low to catch the oil. When you remove the drain screws and pump the forks the oil will spray out with some force.
|The drain screw|
|I caught it in an old basin supported by a timber stand.|
|The old & the new - a bit of a difference. The old oil had a metallic sheen to it indicating that some wear has taken place.|
|A measured amount of oil to poured into the top of the forks.|