That really depends on your weight and riding preference...DanTheMan said:Does anyone know the volume of oil in the front forks on an 03 999? and what Weight to use?
Thanks, ultimatly i will get it revalved and resprung for my weight once i get some cash to do it. In the mean time i just wanted to refresh what was in there myself. I think the forks have been siting a while.Bella749 said:That really depends on your weight and riding preference...
OEM the 999 comes with ~475ml of 7.5 wt fluid.
I'm 165 w/ full gear and I'm going with .90kg springs 120mm 5wt fluid as recommended my Jason @ Section8Superbike I'm still waiting on my springs to get in, but 5wt fluid is too light for the OE 1.0kg springs; you lose almost all rebound damping. Keep in mind that spring rate, oil weight (and level, to a degree) and valving all work together to affect fork action.
galaxy said:What exactly are the effects of changing the weight or volume of the oil??? My wife's SS has too much (i.e. VERY SLOW) rebound. Everything else seems to suit her for now though.
P.S. Sorry if this qualifies as thread jacking!!