Fork oil height for 2001 sv650

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Wed Apr 23 21:45:04 PDT 2014

When I had that setup I found that I had to change back and forth between 10wt, 15wt, and 20wt depending on the weather and the ride.

I may be wrong, but I believe that measurement is fully extended not compressed. Given how often I was changing oil we learned to do it without pulling the forks, and we were using the same measurement.

On Apr 23, 2014, at 5:14 PM, Patrick Mullen <pmullen.lists at> wrote:
> With race tech cartridge emulators and springs.
> I can't find my shop manual for this bike, and along with it my notes. What
> is the proper fork oil height (distance from top of fork oil to top of fork
> tube with springs and emulators removed and forks fully compressed)?
> 15W oil, right? Or is it 20W?
> This is for a street bike that I like to take on spirited rides but the
> wife rides more sedately.
> Race list included because these forks went direct from the track to the
> street, so that setting isn't far off.
> Thanks,
> Patrick

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