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Hi all !

Having just rebuilt my forks (without a manual) I am now at a loss of how much oil to put in them,I have been told 114 mm or 4.5 inches from top of fork but I would rather add the oil in a measured amount with a syringe,does anyone happen to know in cc's etc how much I should put in?

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Hi all !

Having just rebuilt my forks (without a manual) I am now at a loss of how much oil to put in them,I have been told 114 mm or 4.5 inches from top of fork but I would rather add the oil in a measured amount with a syringe,does anyone happen to know in cc's etc how much I should put in?
You never fill forks by volume.
The volume of oil is irrelevant.
What is important is the air gap which is why the height is given in the manual.

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Ok thx for that,so do I have to make a dipstick type thing to test depth from top of forks?

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Ok thx for that,so do I have to make a dipstick type thing to test depth from top of forks?

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A strip of paper with a 90-degree hook in one end you can dip into the fork and then measure where the oil comes up to. Use a fresh piece for the other fork.
If you have a syringe you can cut a length of hose to the length required and simply suck until it doesn't suck anymore.

Also, always measure the height before you empty the old stuff out in case it is already different from the stock measurement. You then know whether you might want to put more or less than the stock air gap.

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