Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Jersey
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR-1000 (track), 2006 GSXR-600 (track/race)
Re: Questions about fork oil when changing seals
I'll assuming that you are using stock fork internals, no revalve or aftermarket cartridges or springs?
Oil capacity for each fork is 413mL
Fork oil height is 107mm
The stock fork springs are fairly good for someone in the 180'ish weight range, so you are a bit too heavy for them. I would not try to get around that by putting thicker oil in the forks. Old style damper rod forks could be tuned a bit using thicker or thinner oil. Newer cartridge type forks its not such a good idea. You have 2 types of damping at work, mechanical (springs) and hydraulic (fluid valving). You need more mechanical damping in the form of stiffer fork (and probably shock as well) springs.
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