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bandit12
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Fork oil

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how much oil gos in the forks. :?:
Thanks Mike


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The book says 170 to 180 cc. I guess it depends on how firm you want the forks.
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Thanks for the help. :D
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What oil are others running. I have progressive springs in my 1977 and weight about 170 so I picked 5W and it seems to be working well.
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I run ATF which is 5Wt
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The service manual calls for atf.
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Service manual was written in 1975 when ATF was the only viable option. Now there are thousands of snake oil vendors willing to sell us a special brew for too much money.
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1975 technology has done fine for .... ummm 36 years, I think I will stick with it.


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