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Fork oil level
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:34:53 PM »
Okay I've done a search and can't find the definitive answer, the manual contradicts itself and confuses me refering to fork outer and inner tubes so please help - where do I measure the fork oil level from? In simple terms top of the shiney chrome tube or top of the gold tube?

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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 04:26:15 PM »
On all bikes I've worked on it's from the top of the chrome tube with the fork compressed and without the spring in place.
Unless Triumph in their superior wisdom have come up with some other method.
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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 05:11:07 PM »
From the top of the fork stanchion (chrome part) with the spring removed

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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 05:47:10 PM »
Great thanks, it's what I thought but the manual isn't clear

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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 04:46:16 PM »
Both the Triumph manual on cd and the Haynes book say, for both the XC and Roadie, from the top of the chrome tube WITH the fork compressed WITHOUT the spring and the damping rod.
Now I don't know if it really does make any difference but that is the way I would do it.
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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 05:44:12 AM »
Looking at doing a fork oil change on the 2 Tigers in the garage soon. Anyone using an oil with an ISO grade of 46? Thinking of using Shell Tellus 46 as I've used this oil before, and it reduces "stiction" by a wide margin.
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Re: Fork oil level
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 10:30:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
Looking at doing a fork oil change on the 2 Tigers in the garage soon. Anyone using an oil with an ISO grade of 46? Thinking of using Shell Tellus 46 as I've used this oil before, and it reduces "stiction" by a wide margin.

I'd say that it would be too heavy but you never know how it'll work for you until you try it.
I found that something around 22 worked best for me
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