Front Forks oil


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maloki

Front Forks oil

Post by maloki » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:43 pm



The sealing broke on my front forks and some oil leaked out. Bought new sealing caps and fork oil, but have no idea how much oil to put; so:
Anyone know how much oil i should put in the front forks?



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Re: Front Forks oil

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:48 pm

It uses ATF (automatic transmission fluid), not oil. If the shock is completely drained, you put (in each shock):

1980-1981: 220 cc (7.4 oz)
1982-1983: 270 cc (9.1 oz)

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Re: Front Forks oil

Post by maloki » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:32 am

Will be sure to use the ATF then. Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Front Forks oil

Post by RBGERSON » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:25 am

You can use oil 10, 15 or 20 weight just gives stiffer ride as you go up..but fork oil or ATF is the standard.


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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