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The adjuster at the top is the rebound damping adjustment. The one at the bottom rear of the fork is the compression damping adjustment. The manual calls for about 325 ml of 10 weight oil or 381 +/1 4 ml when completely dry after rebuild. The best way is to measure the fork oil level . . . 150 +/- 2 mm below top of for tube without spring full compressed. If it is a '96 or '97 these values are different.
 

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I have an '02 SV650 with 95 ZX-6R forks on the front end. The seals have gone away and handling has started to suffer.

What I need to know is,

1- The screw that is at the bottom of the forks facing towards the rear of the bike, is that a drain plug or is it the rebound adjustment? I just got the forks put on the bike and have not gotten a zx manual yet so I have no idea what is what outside of the preload and compression adjusment up top.

2- How much oil do I put back into these forks once I have everything fixe? What weight oil? Racetech recommends 10wt with their valves and springs(which I do have)

3- Do I need any special tools other than a fork seal driver to do this job?

Thanks for any help guys,
-Gregg @
socalSVriders.com
 

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Extend the fork legs with it off the bike, and the seal removed, if the stanchion is badly scored it meant that the bush at the bottom of the stanchion is worn and needs replacing (possibly the stanchion as well) when the seal is done.

Ash

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