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Old 03-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Fork Oil Level Tool - anyone got one to lend

Anyone got a fork oil level tool, I can trade you something as collateral or rent the tool for cash. I can get it back to you once I complete my fork job, shouldn't take me more then 1 day.
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All you need is a small tape measure and a syringe with a piece of tubing.
You can get the syringe and tubing from Walmart. The pharmacy and aquarium sections respectively.
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Patrick, so I just measure the ml on the syringe with the tape measure and then use this as a scale as to how far down/deep I measure in the fork and then suck out all the fluid until I get air.

Just want to verify please
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No, just take a stir stick, ro whatever you have that's small enough to fit inside the fork and mark it for the fork oil height.
Let's say 120 mm. Put the stir stick in and then suck the oil out with the syringe till the level is correct.
Measure it with the fork bled and the tube fully compressed with the spring out but emulators in.
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Patrick, I did it another way and want to verify if this is safe.

Service Manual calls for 490 ml of oil in each fork when cleaned and disassembled (my case), so I measured 490 ml of oil exact, filled each up and sealed them.
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If you have emulators you need to use the Race Tech specs of 15 weight oil set at 140mm.
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no emulators, just racetech springs inside of the 41mm fork tubes.
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walmart has something called a mixmaster or something like that in the 2 stroke oil section/fuel treatment. They cost like $3 and include the tube.

Let me dig up a link.


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I picked up a few the other day. I also have a racetech fork oil tool that is just a medical syringe with a tube.

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