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Old 03-08-2010, 1:29 PM   #1
 
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How much fork oil do I need?

Hi guys,

I have read lots of the threads about fork oil and they seem to say you need 3 litres of oil, but in my manual it states that each fork needs about 488 +/- 2.5cc
of oil.
So where does the other 2 litres come in to play?

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Re: How much fork oil do I need?

No it's not in litres, it's ounces or cc's. Don't know off hand but it's about 12oz per leg or something. Your manual will be correct or bladeracer (aka: the Shell answer Man) will let you know.
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Re: How much fork oil do I need?

CC's (cubic centimetres) and ML's (mililitres) are equal, therefor 490cc's x 2 forks is 980cc's or about 1 litre (1000 ml). What I don't understand is ppl saying 3 litres is needed...
I am sure the manual is right, I just want to be prepared when I go to do it...

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Re: How much fork oil do I need?

Originally Posted by Trendkiller View Post
Hi guys,

I have read lots of the threads about fork oil and they seem to say you need 3 litres of oil, but in my manual it states that each fork needs about 488 +/- 2.5cc
of oil.
So where does the other 2 litres come in to play?

Thanks,

Kelsey
Three litres?
You should be fine with one litre.
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Re: How much fork oil do I need?

3 liters for people with shaky hands
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3 liters for people with shaky hands
There should be a note on the specs page along the lines of "add 50% to all capacities if you're clumsy." :-)
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Re: How much fork oil do I need?

ok, I thought 1 would be good, thanks for the input!

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