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Suzuki GSX1400 fork oil viscosity and volume please

Bike has had minor crash,have ordered new stauncions so need specifications to rebuild forks.Limited Edition model manufactured in 2008 cheers Greg

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There is 644 ml of oil in each leg, Suzuki say L01 type oil. 5W oil should be the equivalent, if you want stiffer suspension us 10w, it really depends on you. Most are happy with 5W oil

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