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Replacing my fork seals. How much new oil do I add to each fork?

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Replacing my fork seals. How much new oil do I add to each fork?
I believe it's a little less than 12 1/2 ounces ( around 12.4 ). Best to wait for another answer.

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I used hydralic jack oil. It was permatex brand.
US, Canada-------12.2 +/-0.08 US fluid oz. This the amount of oil needed. This is for dry fill. At oil change it says to use 10.5 US fl. oz.
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Replacing my fork seals. How much new oil do I add to each fork?
See lance`s sticky thread "Changing Fork Seals".
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12827
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I did read from somewhere a good tip for pressing the new seal in place: Put the old seal between the new one and the pipe. That way there is little chance that you can damage the new seal. I used it myself and it worked great.

*BelRay* 15 weight fork oil is highly regarded.
The dealer didn`t have it so I got a bottle of *Motul* 15 weight fork oil to use when I change my fork seals.

The Clymer manual recommends SAE 10W-20 fork oil.

310-320 ml (10.48-10.82 US oz.) if you just drain the oil. For all models worldwide.

After a complete disassembly, 359-364 ml (12.04-12.31 US oz.) for US and Canadian models.
ALL OTHERS: 370-375 ml (12.51-12.68 US oz.)

Ma Kaw recommends measuring the oil level for each fork leg to be as equal as possible.

Canadian and US models- 220-240 mm (8.66-9.45") below top edge of inner slider tube.
All other models - 205-225 mm (8.07-8.86")

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See lance`s sticky thread "Changing Fork Seals".
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12827
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*BelRay* 15 weight fork oil is highly regarded.
The dealer didn`t have it so I got a bottle of *Motul* 15 weight fork oil to use when I change my fork seals.

The Clymer manual recommends SAE 10W-20 fork oil.

310-320 ml (10.48-10.82 US oz.) if you just drain the oil. For all models worldwide
After a complete disassembly, 359-364 ml (12.04-12.31 US oz.) for US and Canadian models.
ALL OTHERS: 370-375 ml (12.51-12.68 US oz.)

Ma Kaw recommends measuring the oil level for each fork leg to be as equal as possible.

Canadian and US models- 220-240 mm (8.66-9.45") below top edge of inner slider tube.
All other models - 205-225 mm (8.07-8.86")
Good info. I agree on the BelRay

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