Grand Prix 500
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Upminster, Essex, UK
Fork oil level
OK, FINALLY got my fork seals sorted and after reading posts on this forum, decided to insert a 3/4 inch spacer and fill the forks to 125mm below top of forks (compressed)
Struggled like crazy to insert the spacers and finally gave up and used just the standard triumph one. However, forgot to drain some oil out of the forks before putting them back together. The forks seem pretty damn stiff now, but is this just because they are rebuilt with new seals/oil or is it because the air gap is wrong?
'97 900cc trophy, Showa forks.
Ooops, forgot, I've also used 15w fork oil which is thicker so I guess that may be contributing....
Last edited by simonjrwinter; 06-21-2013 at 05:03 AM.