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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #10 on: 01 February, 2015, 11:14:52 pm
    01 February, 2015, 11:14:52 pm
    Don,

    The tube supplied by Racetech is the wrong diameter and you would need 2 of them if they were the correct diameter. I have a bucketful of them hanging around. Using the originals and shortening them to 405mm is the way to go.
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #11 on: 03 February, 2015, 05:28:19 pm
    03 February, 2015, 05:28:19 pm
    *Originally Posted by HAMLIN [+]
    Don,

    The tube supplied by Racetech is the wrong diameter and you would need 2 of them if they were the correct diameter. I have a bucketful of them hanging around. Using the originals and shortening them to 405mm is the way to go.

    I wonder Hamlin can you make 2 tubes and cut them to 405mm with spring seats ready to be installed and ship them to Greece? You are the only one i trust for that but you are on the other side of the planet!!!  :155:

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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #12 on: 03 February, 2015, 05:32:01 pm
    03 February, 2015, 05:32:01 pm
    It's really easy to get a good clean cut with a tubing cutter.

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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #13 on: 03 February, 2015, 05:59:13 pm
    03 February, 2015, 05:59:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dave73 [+]
    It's really easy to get a good clean cut with a tubing cutter.




     :0461: I use a chopsaw here at the shop because it is fast, but in the absence of that the tubing cutter works nicely and doesn't cost much.
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #14 on: 03 February, 2015, 07:00:51 pm
    03 February, 2015, 07:00:51 pm
    That is the tubing cutter I am going to use. Still no seals yet from Pyramid.

    Hamlin, is it 400mm or 405? I have made notes showing both dimensions. Thanks!

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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #15 on: 04 February, 2015, 12:44:54 am
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    *Originally Posted by beemerdon [+]
    That is the tubing cutter I am going to use. Still no seals yet from Pyramid.

    Hamlin, is it 400mm or 405? I have made notes showing both dimensions. Thanks!

    Don




    Don,

    If you are a slowpoke you will like 400mm, if not 405mm works better.
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #16 on: 04 February, 2015, 03:05:57 am
    04 February, 2015, 03:05:57 am
    220 lb with .95 I'd go with 405. You can always cut more off but you can't add more on.
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #17 on: 04 February, 2015, 08:43:32 am
    04 February, 2015, 08:43:32 am
    Hamlin what about me? Is there any guide how to cut the tubes grind the springs and install the spring seat detailed!
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #18 on: 04 February, 2015, 11:53:25 am
    04 February, 2015, 11:53:25 am
    *Originally Posted by s_mduck [+]
    Hamlin what about me? Is there any guide how to cut the tubes grind the springs and install the spring seat detailed!

    Check out this link from the "How To" section, it might have answers to some of your questions :152:

    https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,29877.0.html
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    Re: How much fork oil?
    Reply #19 on: 04 February, 2015, 11:55:29 am
    04 February, 2015, 11:55:29 am
    *Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
    *Originally Posted by s_mduck [+]
    Hamlin what about me? Is there any guide how to cut the tubes grind the springs and install the spring seat detailed!

    Check out this link from the "How To" section, it might have answers to some of your questions :152:

    https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,29877.0.html

    Thanks i already seen that but it's missing the important photos if you see!