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Old 04-30-2012, 02:57 AM
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Not typically.

The 2010 manual also says 29.6 oz for the Wide Glide, so 2012 should be the same.
Go read your shop manual, it clearly states a distance from the top of the tube with the tube compressed. There is even a tool mate to measure it. It is basically a syringe with a long tube and a stopper that you place on the tube at the selected distance. You insert it from the top and suction out the excess.
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Whats up brother! Gettin ready to do my fork oil and I just logged in for the first time in a while. Glad to see your still here.
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I used a brake bleeder to get the correct height from the top.
At first I had too much oil in it and it was very hard so with my intiminators installed in my FXDB I only used 23 ozs.
Make note of the part that says to have the forks compressed.
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Go read your shop manual, it clearly states a distance from the top of the tube with the tube compressed. There is even a tool mate to measure it. It is basically a syringe with a long tube and a stopper that you place on the tube at the selected distance. You insert it from the top and suction out the excess.
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Fork oil level is measured in distance from the top of the fork and not amount of oil in the fork. It is roughly 24 oz.

Before you open your mouth, why don't you try reading the manual, what you said in your first post was not 100% correct why do you think they tell you the OZ down to the tenth? If the forks are still in the frame you use the OZ measurement and in either case it can be done either way, so saying the amount is not used was BS..

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Fork oil level is measured in distance from the top of the fork **
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absolutely correct.

check your shop manual for the measurement.

this is the only correct way.
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Good info, thanks
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Before you open your mouth, why don't you try reading the manual, what you said in your first post was not 100% correct why do you think they tell you the OZ down to the tenth? If the forks are still in the frame you use the OZ measurement and in either case it can be done either way, so saying the amount is not used was BS..

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Take it easy killer. If what you are proposing is removing the fork to drain the oil then reinstalling it to add the oil I guess your method of doing it will be just fine, as senseless as it may seem. And if you think you can drain the forks with them on the bike then I suggest you go read the manual again on that subject. Either way don't stress it and certainly don't have a stroke over it.
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Take it easy killer. If what you are proposing is removing the fork to drain the oil then reinstalling it to add the oil I guess your method of doing it will be just fine, as senseless as it may seem. And if you think you can drain the forks with them on the bike then I suggest you go read the manual again on that subject. Either way don't stress it and certainly don't have a stroke over it.
Whatever dude, it's guys like you that make me not even offer advise on here.

You made an absolute statement that was not absolutely correct, that has been my point, and yes I actually read my service manual and it clearly shows both ways of doing it, even posted a picture for you, that means your statement was not 100% correct. Well at least in the real world.
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Sorry guys, one silly question here.
I removed my fork tube & have intiminators which I need to put it in.
I have got 28oz of AMSOIL 10W50 which I got along with it
I need to fill up the fork tube with the oil before dropping in the intiminators.
When I saw the manual it says 26.6 oz as fork oil inside the tube. Is this for one side or for both? With intiminators inside the tube,do I need to go a bit less or should I stick to factory recommendations?

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The measurement is per each side, what are you going to use the 10W50 for? That is not fork oil.
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