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    Baby Twin
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    showa oil level

    hi, i'm wondering if anybody knows what the oil level on a 2000.5 mille showa fork? i haven't found it anywhere. the manual only says 520 cubic centimeters...

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    on the 04 onwards its 118mm from the top, spring out

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    i'd guess it's the same fork. it sure does like the same fork in the pictures...excapt for the brake caliper mountings at least...

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    I find 520 cc is too much - not enough air gap. I put 500cc in mine and use all of the travel bar 10mm. This is proved by my onboard telemetry. (a zip tie on the leg)

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    Oil capacity 520 ml +/- 25ml
    Oil level 118 mm +/- 2 mm from slider edge


    SO yes you can put in 500 ml

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    thanks a lot! i've put ohlins oil in my forks, changed the internals and woo-hoo! great street setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stressLP View Post
    thanks a lot! i've put ohlins oil in my forks, changed the internals and woo-hoo! great street setup!
    what was the internals you changed to

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB1000 View Post
    what was the internals you changed to
    ohlins supersport valve kit for the showa forks

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    Quote Originally Posted by stressLP View Post
    ohlins supersport valve kit for the showa forks
    Where from and is it a defo improvement cheers dude

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    i bought them from the af1 store. actually they were a present from a friend. anyway, haven't had the time to ride the bike too much, aproximately 20 kms, haven't had the time to work out the compression and rebound just yet but from what i've felt it feels better than the old setup
    Last edited by stressLP; February 17th, 2011 at 02:57 PM.

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