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2004 Touring Fork Oil Requirements

FORK MODEL TYPE and AMOUNT in OZ. ML IN. MM

Left FORK - All models except Road KingCartridge10.0 oz 295ML 4.21INCH 107mm

Road King Conventional 11.1oz 328ml 5.24inch 133mm



Right All modelsConventional11.1 oz 328ml 5.24inch 133mm



WARNING

Fork oil level in cartridge type forks is carefully measured from top of tube after pumping damper rod. Anydeviation from instructions can result in incorrect amount of fork oil. Incorrect amount of fork oil can adversely affect handling and lead to loss of vehicle control, which could result in death or serious injury.

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SOURCE: how do you cahange front fork oil in a 2001 fxdx

DO NOT FOLLOW PREVIOUS POSTED ADVICE !! The person who wrote it does not realize that the front suspension on the FXDX is different than that of a normal FXD. The suspension in the DX uses a specialized cartridge. The oil cannot be changed without expensive specialty equipment. Also it is easy to damage compression and dampening assemblys' if proper procedures are not used. Take it to someone who can handle this job. This is not a do it yourself type job.

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How much oil in front forks?


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You may not have enough oil in the front forks or you may been a heavier viscosity of oil. I'm sorry but I don't have the oil capacity for your "Low Sportster". All I have is for "Hugger" models. They take 10.7oz. "wet" and 12.1 "dry". The difference between "wet" and "dry" is that if you simply drain and refill the front forks, it's call a "wet" oil change. If you disassemble and clean the forks of all oil inside, it's called a "dry" oil change. Contact the service department of your local shop and ask them how much oil goes in the front fork. To change the oil, there is usually a small screw in the trailing side of the lower fork slider down near the axle. Take these out and the oil will drain to a certain degree. Hold the brake while working the forks up and down with your weight to get all the oil that draining will get out of them. If you want all the oil out, you'll have to disassemble the fork tube. I would not do this if the seals are not leaking. Replace the screws in the sliders and then remove the top cap from one tube at the time and refill the tube with the specified amount of oil. Sometimes, the top caps can be difficult to get back in due to the pressure of the large spring in the front fork tubes. You may need a tool to compress the sping. I'm not sure on the "Low" model. I've always managed to the top caps back in without any special tool but I've never done a "Low" model bike. Harley uses what they call their "Type E" fork oil. I do not know what the viscosity of this oil is so I always use PJ-1 30 weight fork oil for most applications. Use only fork oil as any other oil may have a tendency to foam thereby negating any dampening action of the forks. If this doesn't solve your problem, you may want to check into changing the springs in the front forks. Progressive Suspension and others make kits for this.

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How do i change fork oil an will it make them stiffer an is they a number where i can talk to ya


To change the fork oil, look down on the lower part of each fork leg just above the axle on the backside of each leg and you'll find an Allen plug or small screw. Take this screw out, hold the front brake and push down on the front forks. The fork oil will come out of the tube. Do both sides at the same time. Once you get the oil out of them, reinstall the drain plug. Then, take the large hex cap on ONE TUBE AT THE TIME and pour the correct amount of the correct fork oil into each tube. There is a specific amount of oil that must be poured into each leg. Since you simply drained your forks instead of disassembling them, you should use what is known as the "Wet" quantity of oil. I'm pretty sure your bike takes 9.0 ounces of oil in each leg. Call your local dealer and they'll tell you how much oil to put in. Your bike came from the factory with "Type E" oil in the forks. The viscosity of the oil determines the dampening effect of the forks. Heavier oil will stiffen the front forks, a lighter viscosity of oil will make the front end softer. You can check the Internet for fork oils and they should give you a comparison of what weight oil is equivalent to "Type E" oil. I think PJ 1's 30 weight oil is the same as type E Harley oil. Use only "fork oil" in your front forks as it has special "anti-foaming" agents in it. If the oil foams up, you'll lose the dampening effect in your forks.

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I have a 1800 honda goldwing.I replaced the fork seals on the front forks,they were leaking.Now they are not good at all.On rough roads when apling front brakes, the front wheel bounces all over the...


yes i can,,,,,first drain all the old fork oil out,,,and refill them with the right grade sae10? and let the oil settel into the forks for an houre or so then bounce the bike to forse out any air traped in the fork pistons,, this should work ok then,,,
never just top up fork oil,,,,,you will pop the seals out?
all ways drain old oil out then fill up with fresh oil every year

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The forks hold 286ml or 9.67 US OZ of oil, best would be to use hydraulic oil.
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I need to know the oil capacity of the front forks on my 1999 Suzuki Marauder VZ800.


FORK OIL
• Place the front fork vertically without spring.
• Compress it fully.
• Pour specified front fork oil up to the top level of the outer
tube.
Capacity (each leg): 490 ml (16.6/17.3 US/lmp oz)
99000-99044-L01: SUZUKI FORK OIL L01
or an equivalent fork oil
• Move the inner rod slowly with the special tool ten times and
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09940-52841: Inner rod holder
NOTE:
Refill front fork oil up to the top of the outer tube so that bubbles
are visible while bleeding air.
• Refill specified front fork oil up to the top level of the outer
tube again. Move the outer tube up and down several strokes
until no more bubbles come out from the oil.
• Keep the front fork vertically and wait 5 – 6 minutes.
NOTE:
* Always keep oil level over the cartridge top end, or air may
enter the cartridge during this procedure.
* Take extreme care so as to pump out air completely.
• Hold the front fork vertically and adjust fork oil level with the
special tool.
NOTE:
When adjusting the fork oil level, compress the outer tube fully
without the fork spring.
Fork oil level: 153 mm (6.02 in)
09943-74111: Front fork oil level gauge

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Fron end bottoming out and hitting front fender


Bad fork seals, allowing loss of fork oil. Missing fork oil due to mischief or missing drain plug. Fork damping mechanism failure. Huge pothole. Too many wheelies. Broken fork spring(s). Severe bike overload and heavy braking. Front end collision. Air shocks low on air.

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