rebuilding forks


7 replies to this topic
  • 03yzfbert

Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:07 AM

#1

How much fork oil does the 03yz450f fork take in oz not mm from the top?



  • grayracer513

Posted January 18, 2014 - 09:56 AM

#2

The manual specifies 20 ounces, but as I recall, it takes a little over a quart to do both sides.  What's the problem with measuring the level?  It is the only really accurate way to fill them, and the level will make a pretty big difference in the fork's behavior.



  • 03yzfbert

Posted January 18, 2014 - 07:23 PM

#3

I don't want to spend the money on the fancy tools just trying to get around it.



  • RandAybarra

Posted January 18, 2014 - 10:28 PM

#4

I used a small syringe and some plastic tubing. Worked great.

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  • grayracer513

Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:43 AM

#5

What fancy tools? For oil level? Take a straight section of coat hanger, mark it at 110mm, and use it as a dip stick.

  • Hoosier-Daddy

Posted January 19, 2014 - 01:30 PM

#6

[quote name="grayracer513" post="11308898" timestamp="1390146219"]What fancy tools? For oil level? Take a straight section of coat hanger, mark it at 110mm, and use it as a dip stick.[/quote
I like that idea! One quart did both forks on my 09 when I replaced seals. Thats not including inner cartridge.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:12 PM

#7

Yes, it would have, but that is a completely different fork, too.

  • 03yzfbert

Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:52 PM

#8

Yep finally rebuilt them today put 20oz in what the book calls for and good to go the pvc driver worked perfect 







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