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The weather has been un-seasonably warm this week but the trails and seasonal roads are still under snow and slush. Today it is lightly raining. Might as well do some more maintenance on the TW. Checked and adjusted the valves, replaced O-rings on valve covers and cam gear cover. Been seeping a little oil for a while. Fork service also.


The much liked TW on the much liked HF stand.
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My high tech fork oil level dip stick marked at 135mm.
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A Dunlop 606 that's going on after I get a few more miles from the 244.
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+1. Good maintainace work, get that machine all ready to romp!
Fork oil level set 135mm from the top is a little less oil, and thus yields a bit less dampening, than what many of us use. Scotti, you must weight less than my 190lbs. :D One centimeter more fork oil height (125mm) seems to give good dampening while still leaving a bit of an air spring at full compression. Much more oil than that and one can blow out the fork's oil seals.
 

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+1. Good maintainace work, get that machine all ready to romp!
Fork oil level set 135mm from the top is a little less oil, and thus yields a bit less dampening, than what many of us use. Scotti, you must weight less than my 190lbs. :D One centimeter more fork oil height (125mm) seems to give good dampening while still leaving a bit of an air spring at full compression. Much more oil than that and one can blow out the fork's oil seals.
I've been happy with the "stock" 135mm oil level, never had the front bottom out. Maybe next fork oil change I'll raise it to the 125mm height. As the 190 lbs. go....a slightly squishy 212lbs. Though when I do the "Truffle Shuffle", it drives my wife wild with passion!
 
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