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progressive fork springs, fluid change

Finally got a warm day here. I got the caps, clips, spacers and springs out of both forks. The force pushing up on the caps were a lot different from the left to the right. When I removed the clamp holding down the plug on the left fork. It pushed up about 3 inches with minimal pressure. When I did the right fork it pushed up till spacer hit the handlebars, and was hard to control. Is this normal to not be symmetrical? Also when draining the fluid after dismantling, I expected the fluid to flow out. It is dripping about one drop / sec. Does this mean there is little fluid in tube? Last question. when compressing the forks for measuring the fluid level. How much should they be compressed?
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If it was barely dripping out....was either empty, or real dirty and partially clogged the way to fill the forks is to the amount specified in the manual (once drained)....that other method of checking is just if you're low.
And I hope that after all of this you decided to do the seals as well....

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Compress it all the way, spring removed of course. Compress it a few times first, to bleed out air.

I took the drains out before anything else and the oil poured out, haven't done the rest of it yet.

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