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    apriliaforum Member Swaff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenranger View Post
    I've had good luck with Pyramid seals. I put in a set in 2015 and they're still good despite the Arizona heat and 2 Butt Lites and 1 Iron Butt Rally. One thing I did do was to pick up a set of full fork covers and I think that really helps with keeping dirt and bugs off the forks (and lengthens the fork seal life-span significantly).
    Thanks for the resources Raven.
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    I recall there was a question on exactly how many cc's of oil went into each fork tube - something about the manual being incorrect?

    Is there a consensus on volume of oil in a complete fork oil change?
    06' Caponord

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt fe2o3 View Post
    I recall there was a question on exactly how many cc's of oil went into each fork tube - something about the manual being incorrect?

    Is there a consensus on volume of oil in a complete fork oil change?
    Define "complete fork oil change." The amount required after complete disassembly and cleaning is going to be considerably more than if the forks are simply opened and oil poured out.

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    Stu, give us the details both ways.

    If you don't I'm going to ride out there and irritate you for a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt fe2o3 View Post
    Stu, give us the details both ways.

    If you don't I'm going to ride out there and irritate you for a week.

    The problem happens when the "recommended amount," which is intended for clean, dry forks, is poured into forks which were only drained, and without measuring the resulting oil level. The result is a high oil level and harsh suspension. A lot more oil remains after draining than most folks realize.

    I've never changed fork oil in the Capo without also disassembling and cleaning, so I couldn't say how much oil to install after merely draining. But the best way to get the correct amount, regardless of whether the forks have been disassembled or merely drained, is to use whatever quantity is necessary to achieve the specified fork oil level. You can't go wrong that way. I forget what the factory service manual lists for the stock forks, but the Hyperpro manual for Capo (I have Hyperpro springs installed) lists 245 mm from top edge with springs not installed and forks completely compressed. Iirc, that required close to 650 cc in each fork. If you have OEM springs, use the oil level specs in the factory manual.

    Stu
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