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    servicing a SID fork...5 ml of oil in lower legs...way too little?

    I found a chart of fluid levels for my year SID, and it says to put 5 ml of 15wt in each lower leg.

    Being a US kind of guy, I converted to ounces, and it says 5 ml is 0.16907 ounces? .17? That's like 4 drops or something.

    How can that be?

    I would think at least an ounce or two?

    Anyone know for sure?

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    I just did the service and very little drained out when I was pulling the lower legs off. So I think it might be right. In any case, I only added 5ml to each leg so if it's wrong, I guess I'll learn the hard way.

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    Yeah, 5ml is right. It's obviously just for lubrication. I was thinking the oil in the lowers was part of the damper or something. One thing is for sure, finally doing the 50 hour service - after almost 4 years of riding, made my fork feel like new again. I replaced the foam wipers, but the seals looked new. I bought the whole full service kit, and really only used the foams. So I'm going to buy a few more foam wipers and plan on doing the service again every year.

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    Did you use a flangeless dust seal installation tool?

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