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

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 22 10:11:21 PST 2009


measure with emulators installed and pump forks


On Feb 22, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Aaron Turner wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Jim Stewart <js at strappe.com> wrote:
>> Aaron Turner wrote:
>>>
>>> Odd, in my manual (page 6-16) says 102mm.   110 sounds like a good
>>> starting point though.
>>>
>>
>> None of this means anything if you've changed the internal components 
>> of the
>> forks. Emulators, spacers of different wall thickness (PVC pipe), it 
>> all
>> makes a difference.
>>
>> I've done a small treatise on the subject.  :-)
>>
>> http://www.strappe.com/suspension.html
>
> Hey Jim,
>
> Yeah, I know this is not going to be correct the first time.  I'm just
> hoping to be close enough so that I've got something to work with at
> buttonwillow next month.  I'm keeping detailed notes, but haven't yet
> gotten enough data to start using a grid. :)
>
> One other quick question: I assume people measure the oil level with
> the emulators installed?
>
>
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> Aaron Turner
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