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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:36 pm 
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I took a sample seal to a couple of seal manufacturers here in Perth, WA to see if they could make some reproductions. It turns out that they can, but the best price I gould get was $8.00 a piece (not bad in itself, but there's a minimum order of 500 units) :(


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:16 pm 
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Will take 20pcs.
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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:09 am 
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Bill, whilst you quote 135mm when referring to the amount of oil, would you have any idea what this equates to in cc's - I need to know how much is needed after a rebuild.
Clinton


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:15 am 
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Hi Clinton,
That is now the generally accepted way of specifying how much fork oil is in a fork stanchion. It is actually the measurement down from the top of the fork tube to the top of the level of oil, while stanchion is held vertical, fully compressed, and spring removed. In other words, the length of the air space in the above condition. There are tools sold to measure oil level this way, but I made my own using a piece of coat hanger, a 6" scale, a foot or so of clear tubing, a couple small zip ties, and a rubber band. I set the desired length below the cross scale, start filling the fork tube with oil while occasionally checking the level with the tool until the bottom of it gets wet. Then comes the fun part, carefully sucking on the tube to draw the overfill up the tube, stopping the tube with your tongue (preferably before oil reaches your mouth) and then transferring that oil back into the bottle. When you start sucking air, the oil level should be about right. Doesn't have to be exact. I know, that's a pretty crude way of doing it, but it does give you a useful reason for selecting fork oils, other than flipping a coin. Taste. I've found Motorex has a very full bodied Alpine European bouquet with a complex earthy and memorable finish.
Bill


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:33 am 
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Bill, I was told it had a 'nutty' flavor but I think they were referring to the connoisseur! Lou


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:14 am 
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ha ha


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:03 pm 
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The Chianti is much better. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Thanks Bill, but what I was getting at was how much oil do I need to buy?
Clinton


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Fork oil usually comes in a litre container which is heaps for a pair of forks.
Or a flagon if you want the cheap stuff, but the circus hosings aftertaste is not recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: forcella italia fork rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Any recommendations on brand? I'm assuming that a 10 weight is sufficient?


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