Here is a link to Thumpers maintenance notes. Among other things, he references the fork oil level.http://members.verizon.net/allofusmorrows/RE_maintenance.htmThere is a lot of good information there.
This is all spelled out if you buy a manual.To quote the Snidal Manual:" The capacity for replacement oil is 200 ml.
I'm trying to figure out where MORE than 200ml came from for AVLs. I saw 200 in Snidal as well.
I still have 200ml of atf-f in them and they do dive quite a bit on braking and stay down there while stopped until I let off the handlebars. I have clubman bars on so the weight is right over the forks. I figured lighter fork oil might feel the same or even be worse so I was going to try a higher weight. I was also wonder if was because I was "under-filled" at 200ml.
After a complete flush of the forks, filled in 200ml of fork oil.Tire pressure at 26 and i got a real bumpy front.Isn't 250ml a lot of oil in the fork?
50 ml is 1.7 ounces. This would raise the level in the tube what? about an inch? (I'm not gonna do the math because I don't know the diameter of the tube). Would some guys who actually know the mechanics & hydraulics of front forks please tell me what effect this has on my bike out on the road? (200 vs 250). The only thing I know for sure is that I sure as hell don't know. What I "think" is that the "number" is to make sure there's "enough". Let's put this thing to rest.