Thanks gahousegorilla. My weights 175lb.Does this mean then, that, by rights , according to the book, I have to remove the forks every 1000kms., to check the oil.Surely this can't be right Can it?
Thanks for all the interesting responces.The manual just states "fork oil" 200m/leg. I suppose they mean 200ml/leg.(no viscosity quoted)
I'm pretty sure the service book says 265 cc's.
Both of you have read correct : Owner's Manual = 200 ml per legService Manual = 265 +/- 2.5 ml per legOwner's Manual = No listed viscosityService Manual = SAE 10W-30This kind of discrepency in two different manuals or sources has been seen in other parameters too. E.g., tyre pressure.
Singh Ji, In the C5 manual, its 195ml per leg and they reduced the level by 5ml for expansion of gasses as 200ml per leg was causing a bit of bouncy moments.I got the fork oil changed today and it wasn't easy. Had to remove booth the forks as the drain plug on the bottom was moving without getting loose. I was a bit cautious to put 195ml as my C5 slag in the front was half a inch higher compared to a new C5. So assuming there still be some oil sticking inside the forks, I used Shell 10w30 with 170ml in each fork. Now I am quite satisfied as I have got just the right handling at front now. Neither to heavy nor to soft. Just the way I wanted all that long.
65ml just to get it all wet would be a LOT of oil. I would suspect it wouldn't take more than 5-10ml.When I do my forks plan to fill with 195 and then measure the height of the oil with the spring out and the fork compressed. Oil height is generally considered a much more accurate way of measuring the amount of oil in a fork. Make sure to pump the fork leg several times to get all the air out and get an accurate reading.Scott
Now I would tend to trust a service manual, over the owner's manual. Like Singh said, there are discrepencies. And correct me if I'm wrong, a cc and ml, or both the same unit of measure? I usually deal in ounces.
In the C5 manual, its 195ml per leg and they reduced the level by 5ml for expansion of gasses as 200ml per leg was causing a bit of bouncy moments.uote] I that because they are using motor oil instead of fork oil?
Quote from: SSR on September 09, 2010, 04:31:16 PMIn the C5 manual, its 195ml per leg and they reduced the level by 5ml for expansion of gasses as 200ml per leg was causing a bit of bouncy moments.uote] I that because they are using motor oil instead of fork oil?I dont know how much difference between the oil will make if they are of same grade.