fork oil level / replacing- reasonable quantity of oil to use?

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Sat Feb 21 18:16:34 PST 2009

135 mm with spring in and fork collapsed.

work the forks up and down to get the bubbles out and oil into the 

On Feb 21, 2009, at 5:52 PM, Aaron Turner wrote:

> Per my previous thread, I'm replacing the fork oil.  Poured the old
> oil in a graduated cylinder and got about 300ml (minus a little
> clinging to the parts) out each leg.  Shop manual says fork oil
> capacity is 491ml, so either these forks leak a lot, previous owner
> put a lot less oil in or capacity != amount to put in?  Basically is
> 300ml reasonable for forks with emulators?  Or should I hack together
> a fork oil level and use the shop manual spec?
> -- 
> Aaron Turner
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