I have a1974 FLH front end with 2 in. over stock tubes. What weith oil and how much sho uld I use in each fork. This front end is on a all steel (1000lb) VW Trike.
The service manual says to add 7 ounces of Type "B" oil to the "dry" stock tubes. I'd probably try 7 ounces of PJ1 30 weight oil in that machine to start with. Then, you may have to adjust the quantity and oil weight to get the ride you want. From my past experiences with these types of machines, the biggest problem you're going to have is lightness in the front end. They will "wheelie" very easily and may even "hop", front wheel bouncing, when going down the road in extreme cases. It may turn out that you need more damping action in which I'd try the "wet" quantity of 6 1/2 ounces of 20 weight oil. The "wet" or "dry" quantity means that if you took the fork tubes apart and all the oil is out of them, they're considered "dry". A simple drain and refill is considered a "wet" oil change. I think Honda actually offers a 25 weight oil. I've seen fork oil weights available down to 5 weight. You'll just have try it and see what it does.
Aug 23, 2011 |
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