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How to determine whether to add or remove fork oil to "dial in" your front suspension.
DIRT RIDER #89 Apr 1990 pg. 20

A cheap tool for disassembling KYB upside-down forks.
DIRT RIDER #91 Jun 1990 pg. 30

Tip on changing fork oil in a KYB cartridge fork.
DIRT RIDER #93 Aug 1990 pg. 24

Tip on using yarn to lengthen the life of your fork seals.
DIRT RIDER #96 Nov 1990 pg. 25

Suspension basics. Damping defined and refined. Taking the mystery out of setting your bike's fork and shock.
DIRT RIDER #107 Oct 1991 pg. 24

Suspension basics. Professional maintenance tips for keeping your bike's fork in top condition.
DIRT RIDER #109 Dec 1991 pg. 74

Tip on making a cheap fork oil level gauge.
DIRT RIDER #114 May 1992 pg. 78

How to stiffen weak fork springs without buying new ones.
DIRT RIDER #114 May 1992 pg. 80

Tip on checking the amount of fork travel being used.
DIRT RIDER #135 Feb 1994 pg. 31

Make a simple front and rear fork oil gauge. Est. cost: $10.
DIRT RIDER #141 Aug 1994 pg. 94

Tool made from a coat hanger for setting the proper oil level in cartridge fork systems.
DIRT RIDER #143 Oct 1994 pg. 34

Tip on using a cooking baster to change or adjust fork fluid levels.
DIRT RIDER #150 May 1995 pg. 26

Stop fork bind. Two simple tips that let your fork work correctly.
DIRT RIDER #151 Jun 1995 pg. 89

Tip on installing a fork seal using a piece of PVC pipe as the driver.
DIRT RIDER #163 Jun 1996 pg. 144

PVC tubing is used to protect fork sliders from external damage.
DIRT RIDER #166 Sep 1996 pg. 136

Tip on tightening the allen-socket-head screw in the bottom of a Marzocchi fork.
MOTORCYCLIST #1113 Jan 1990 pg. 76

Tip on changing the fork oil on the retaining ring-type forks.
MOTORCYCLIST #1116 Apr 1990 pg. 127

Tip to prevent fork oil from soaking your brake disc, tire and wheel.
MOTORCYCLIST #1119 Jul 1990 pg. 114

Suspension adjustments. An overview of the spring, damping air, oil and attendent chassis adjustments built into a motorcycle.
MOTORCYCLIST #1121 Sep 1990 pg. 64

Tip on increasing rebound damping by replacing lightweight fork oil with heavier motor oil.
MOTORCYCLIST #1121 Sep 1990 pg. 96

Weep no more. A step-by-step guide to the job of fork-seal replacement.
MOTORCYCLIST #1132 Aug 1991 pg. 42

Understanding and improving motorcycle handling. (1) The frame. A guide to steering geometry and handling requirements. (2) Cartridge forks. How they work and how to tune them to suit your riding style. (3) Aftermarket wheels. (4) How to tune suspension.
MOTORCYCLIST #1153 May 1993 pg. 57, 68, 86, 92

Adjusting steering-head bearings.
MOTORCYCLIST #1156 Aug 1993 pg. 116

Tip on draining fork oil without spilling.
MOTORCYCLIST #1168 Aug 1994 pg. 94

Tip on tightening steering head bearings.
MOTORCYCLIST #1172 Dec 1994 pg. 85

Motorcycle resurrection series. Part 5. Replacing steering-head bearings.
MOTORCYCLIST #1183 Nov 1995 pg. 78

Gold Wing fork fix. Tips on installing the Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator kit in the fork tubes to overcome some front suspension quirks.
MOTORCYCLIST #1225 May 1999 pg. 92