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Fork oil question
Hi everyone. I am planning on draining the fork fluid on my 84 GL1200I, had a question though. My book says the fluid capacity is 323cc's. I have approx. 520cc's of BelRay 15w fork oil (which is not enough if it takes 323cc's in each leg). If I split what I have in half, can I make up the difference with some DexIII ATF as long as I keep the mixtures the same in each leg? Not sure what weight the ATF is compared to the belray. Thanks!!!
1984 GL1200I
#1 01-20-2007, 08:44 PM,
I'd say yes but you will be thinning your fork oil. I've herd that ATF is around 7 weight. But if you read the manual it says to use ATF so WTF.
#2 01-20-2007, 10:13 PM,
Why nickel and dime the bike, if you want to use fork oil buy another container or just use ATF. Sure we want to do things a little cheaper than taking the bike to a shop but there is a limit. :cry:
#3 01-21-2007, 05:50 AM,
You could always make a custom blend of weight in the fork oil, but that takes some playing with numbers. I've mixed the two before, no bad results, but I think for simplicity's sake I would just but a second bottle.
#4 01-21-2007, 08:45 AM,

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