Oillevel changes??

2 replies to this topic
  • svemo

Posted June 12, 2004 - 11:49 PM


Hello everyone. Im new here at Thumpertalk.
A couple of rides ago i changed my forkoil an set oillevel at 90 mm from top. At the sametime a alos changed my forkspring from 0.42 to 0.46. The fork was a lot stiffer!
Today a decided to set my oillevel to 125mm.
When I opened the fork the oillevel was 50 mm!!!! :thumbsup:
How Is that possible? when I set oillevel I was very accurate had a hose with marking and suckin oil out. I followed my manual.
What did I wrong? Please set me right so I dont make the same misatke again.
Hopefully I will have a much smoother ride from now on.

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  • endurodog

Posted June 13, 2004 - 12:13 PM


If you didn't pump the oil into the system by working the rod in the center of the forks up and down, it would give you a high reading at first. After riding the bike the oil would pump into those areas and give you a lower, correct, reading.

  • svemo

Posted June 13, 2004 - 11:15 PM


I Know, my problem was the opposite, when I set the level it was 90 mm, next time i opended the forks it was 50 mm.


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