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Author Topic: Bouncing front end  (Read 879 times)

barenekd

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Re: Bouncing front end
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 06:34:09 PM »
You guys need to look at Aircraft Spruce and Specialties for weird washers and seals, like the exhaust gaskets and other strange items that motorcycle shops charge an arm and leg for.
You may have gotten the 200 ml from me because that's what I put in my G5 forks, but it was because I didn't know how much glop I still had in the forks, and the 200ml worded quite nicely for me so I never bothered to try actually filling the forks up any more. It ws basically a start off number and see how it worked.
It was easy enough to add more if it felt like I needed it. Some people had been complaining that the 265 was too much, but there again how much glop was still in the forks? Since you had already changed the oil, it probably helped flush all the old crap out.
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Re: Bouncing front end
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2013, 09:05:23 PM »
...You may have gotten the 200 ml from me because that's what I put in my G5 forks, but it was because I didn't know how much glop I still had in the forks, and the 200ml worded quite nicely for me so I never bothered to try actually filling the forks up any more....

FWIW Bare, I put in 200ml via syringe into each fork and measured with a rod, per the manual, just wet on the end when touching the spring retainer inside.  200ml was the perfect amount.
Quoting Snidal's Manual: "Feel for the spring retainer at the top of the valve stud (the bottom of the spring). This is the minimum oil level."
I assume that won't work with the newer upside-down forks.
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barenekd

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Re: Bouncing front end
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2013, 10:12:34 PM »
What's got new upside down forks?
I thought the AVLs had the same forks as the G5--My bad!
Bare
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Re: Bouncing front end
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 03:27:32 AM »
You're right Bare.  That was just for those who have upside down ones before they try.
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Re: Bouncing front end
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2013, 08:38:41 PM »
Hey where does "265ml" come from? I have the Snidal manual and I see it calling for 200ml.  I don't have an AVL shop manual - is that where it is?
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