954 fork oil service
I did it the easy way, removed the forks, unscrewed the top caps, turned legs upside down, let the oil out, then put new 500ml oil back in and forks back on the bike. I used a 10W and 15W blend that was lying around in the garage.
Didn't have the time to go for a ride yet, but I noticed that now its virtually impossible to bottom the forks on a static test (that is front brake applied and violently jerking the front end while on top of bike). In fact, a cable tie i put on the leg shows that only half the spring travel has been used (I repeat, this is not a ride test, just static). Never seen anything like that on this bike, so I guess I have done something wrong.
Is there any case I overfilled with oil? I did put 500ml per leg but maybe there was still old oil inside? Should I had the forks disassembled, in order to be able to let all of the oil out?
Should I had the caps screwed back when fork legs were compressed to prevent from keeping too much air inside?
Also, if i remove the caps and let the forks compress fully, what should the oil height be from the top rim? The manual suggests 73mm but with the spring and rod removed.