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Fork recently did the film trick for cleaning my leaky seals but I believe too much fluid leaked out. Is there a way to refill (topoff) the forks somehow without disassembling? Leaving this weekend for a day of trial riding and will not have time to disassemble the forks. Only need to get through a day of trail riding... Any help would be appreciated. Having the same problem with an '02 CR125 Husqvarna w/ 45mm Marzocchi forks..

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Loosen top pinch bolts loosen caps remove forks remove springs , fill according to manual level . re-instal everything .,,,

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