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#222266 11/06/08 5:06 am
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Hey folks,
I can't seem to find my Manual for my 72. Anyone know off hand the oil amount for the forks?

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hello Jer according to BSA publication 4184 OWNERS HANDBOOK 1972 the magic number is 190 cc the other numbers i don,t understand they also give 1/3 pint british or 2/5 pint U.S. must be why I always use the cc measure laughing hth pal


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Much appreciated for the figures....I found my Manual this morning. Now I just need to do some research to figure out what oil is best. The book seems to recommend ATF, but there's been a lot of discussion about what to use.


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Through much experimentation, I've found 15W fork oil (Bel-Ray) works best for me, though it's going to depend somewhat on your riding style, girth and condition of the forks.

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I tried a coupla different oils before I settled on 20W Motor oil for my 1964 and atf for my 71 tbolt I,m 205-210 5 11 the tbolt is a bit more twitchy /responsive then the 64 but I got used to it later pal


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That's interesting, I find the OIF's to have much slower steering and turn-in. They do have quite a bit of rake out of the box so tend to understeer quite a bit, though that can change with different spring rates and shock lengths.


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