xr600r fork oil height

xr600r

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Apr 15, 2001
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i put stiffer fork springs in my xr and they are still a little soft.
i want to cheat and add extra fork oil to stiffen them up a little
more, how many cc's of oil should i add to each leg to do this ?
 

XR600rider

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Oct 22, 2000
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XR600R, Just fill them to the top and then add the 15 psi max to the schrader valve that should do it!:eek: JUST KIDDEN YA! If you have to go to high with the oil you should look to the rest of your fork to find out what the problem is. make sure your springs are in the ballpark for your weight and abilities,don't forget to use the compression adjustment and as a last resort try different valving. last spring I put springs,gold valves and a fork brace on all at the same time and it made a HUGE difference in the forks but I didn't put one part on at a time so I don't know what did what but I can tell you it rides a lot better through the whoops but that lazy boy plush ride is almost gone.:think
 

xr600r

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Apr 15, 2001
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xr600rider, you must think i is really stupid. ;)
even i am smart enough to know that if i fill the forks with oil, there wont be
any room left for the 15 lbs. of air !!!!!! :confused:
 

daman

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Aug 8, 2001
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hey XR600R rider air does not weigh anything so fifteen pounds of air would not add any weight.:think
 

XR600rider

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Oct 22, 2000
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Fifteen pounds of air does indeeed weigh fifteen pounds, fifteen pounds of air pressure to the couple of cubic inches of air space in the forks does not add any noticable weight.
 

XR600rider

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Oct 22, 2000
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Yea, but isn't it fun :) HEY wait a minute... hot air is less dense than cold air there could be some weight savings to be had:confused:
 
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