How do you change fork oil on a 1997 ultra classic?
Remove wheel, fender. Remove Allen bolt at bottom of fork with impact wrench, it usually will not come loose, if you are trying it by hand unless you stick the special tool down into the top of fork tubes. (I use a broom handle), remove dust seals on fork legs, remove circlip, carefully remove oil seals, replace them, and reverse procedure for reassembly, add oil to fork tubes. Bubba
1997 Yamaha Royal Star you had to bleed the clutch to get air out of the line When you finished the bike will not go into 4th or 5th gears What do you look for next?
Well, you're not going to like this answer, but if you're sure you got the air all bled out and the clutch disengages fully without issue, then the problem is most likely the transmission's shifting fork, you might get lucky and find an issue with the shifting linkage, but if its the tranny fork, bad luck, but better you than me! Yes, they are difficult to change.
Pitch fork, yes, but not the wooden handle Fork in the road, no, it is made of asphalt. Silver fork, no. Stainless steel fork, maybe. Some stainless steel alloys are magnetic some aren't. Plastic fork, no. Pickle fork (for removing ball joints), yes. It will attract a magnet only if the fork has iron in its' make up.