Oil level in 907 M1R forks ?

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angelix
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Re: Oil level in 907 M1R forks ?

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my 906, 907ie and M1R all state 180mm

When I did my forks is what I put with a SAW 10W oil and I am quite happy with it.
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Re: Oil level in 907 M1R forks ?

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angelix wrote:my 906, 907ie and M1R all state 180mm

When I did my forks is what I put with a SAW 10W oil and I am quite happy with it.
Be wary of different brands of fork oil. It isn't always what is says on the packet. I found this out the hard way when I fitted an Andreani fully adjustable conversion to my Scrambler and I was wondering why the forks were hard as feck.
There are huge the differences in viscosity measured as Centistokes @ 40ºC between different makes of oil all allegedly the same SAE weight.
I can't upload the file with this info as a PDF and as images they are too large, at 800 pixels high they would be unreadable. I'll have to think of another way.
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Re: Oil level in 907 M1R forks ?

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Derek, email it to me.
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Re: Oil level in 907 M1R forks ?

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No need Gerhard. I've found the same info on an Australian website :https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/

I should have used Öhlins 1309-31 but found it very difficult to find so I used Silkolene PRO RSF 5wt thinking it was a similar weight. It turns out that the Öhlins has a viscosity of 19 cSt @ 40ºC whereas the Silkolene is a whopping 26.7 cSt.
There are similar discrepancies across many manufacturers products.
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