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Fork Oil

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by Fatboy128, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. m1a5h50

    m1a5h50 Active Member

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    installed progressive mono in 12 flhtc can wait to check it out also a progressive stabilizer well cif it't worth the bucks all so mono shock uses 1 pint fork oil
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    Well,if you're running pig rich and float level is not set right,fuel could wash down your cylinders and get into the bottom end and mix with the oil. Gasoline is not a good lubricant. Do you smell gas when the bike is parked??

    Maybe you can post this in a new thread and give a little more info about your motor and jetting that's in it now.....
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    THANX FOR REPLY! No gas smell by the bike parked after a ride but as mentioned burning a lot of fuel and the back half of 2/1 pipe is turning a copper tone ( LOL) tint and a lot of black carbon buildup inside tail pipe. these set of pipes have about 8k miles on em! oh, and the carb is orig. untouched with HD stage 1 intake on the 2003 88 inch eng. bike only has 26 k miles on it too.
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    I use the amount of oil going in as a guide only (with factory requirements taking precedence over nearly all others).
    One thing that I say is most important is that the levels are even. Put in the 10.5 oz but then measure how far from the top the oil is sitting, then add some to the lower level to bring it up (it should only be a very small amount).
    When I do fork oil, I do a complete clean rather than mixing old oil with new, so the 12.9oz is the correct figure from my persepctive.

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