Posted by: -Alex2-
I used to ride regularly, asshole. Never did any maintenance back then either, never had any worn stanchions or air loss. And the 2007 Boxxer manual says to add a teaspoon of oil to the top of the left leg every so often to avoid air loss, not drain any old oil out. That means the oil in the top of the left leg is gone.
How do I lock this thread? This is pointless.
I get that you are getting some negative feedback in that you were hoping to find out what fork you do not have to service and everyone is telling you to service your fork. To be fair though, you opened a thread about how often people service their forks, which would attract people interested in fork maintenance. The guy who called you a goon was not saying it to you specifically, but to people who don't maintain their bikes. And goon would not be so much an insult as a description, as "goons" tend to carry on no matter how beat up they get. Kinda like riders who keep riding their bike despite it being completely trashed. I don't think he was trying to insult anyone either, he was jokingly telling people to take care of their shit.
To be honest, the way this thread unfolded is totally bizarre and I really don't think anyone was trying to insult. It seems you have some people really trying to help you with your fork issues. I don't think calling anyone asshole is necessary.
As for the topping up oil business, I think that was when seals kinda sucked and through use, oil would slowly creep out of the lowers along the stantions. A fork that is ridden 3 times a year shouldnt lose oil. I also may be misunderstanding what you meant.
Finally, I must say there is nothing like a fresh fork. That being said I am always disappointed how fast the "fresh fork feel" dissipates. Any tips how to keep the fork feeling fresh between oil changes?