Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Fork Oil level for Gold valves

Recommended Posts

08 S forks. PO has The fork oil level set at 165mm. I read the manual states 122mm for the newer cartridge forks from 2003 on and 165mm for 2001-2002 forks. Apparently these were worked on by Epic and they installed gold valves. But why would they have set the oil at 165mm instead of 122? Is there something about the gold valves that requires 165? Which should I go with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

08 S forks. PO has The fork oil level set at 165mm. I read the manual states 122mm for the newer cartridge forks from 2003 on and 165mm for 2001-2002 forks. Apparently these were worked on by Epic and they installed gold valves. But why would they have set the oil at 165mm instead of 122? Is there something about the gold valves that requires 165? Which should I go with?

If they are cartridge forks and not the older damper rod forks, 120-122mm is a good starting point.. and 165mm is too low.

 

In case you don't know, that's spring out, fork collapsed 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok. They were worked on by Epic so I can't see them making that mistake. I thought maybe they did some modification that required less oil? Just guessing. Then again the PO may have changed the oil since then and put in 165 in error. Thx for verifying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×