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Oil amount needed for front forks & can A.T.F. be used as an safe alternative?

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Do not use ATF! use only approved fork oil from any motorecycle supply shop, the correct way to fill the forks is to drain out the oil and then measure it, add the exact same amount plus aboutr 1/2 ounce.

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