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

zoran zv30 at
Sat Feb 21 18:25:04 PST 2009

old timing man, when will you remember there are 2 generations sv. :)

Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest Montague" <afm199 at>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: fork oil level / replacing- reasonable quantity of oil to use?

> 135 mm with spring in and fork collapsed.
> work the forks up and down to get the bubbles out and oil into the 
> damper
> 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
>> - Pcap editing and replay tools for Unix 
>> & Windows
>> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
>> temporary Safety,
>> deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
>>     -- Benjamin Franklin

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