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#880548 05/14/22 4:46 pm
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I have a 1953 VB Ariel and have just replaced the fork leg oil seals.

My manual states that "the correct oil level is 17-18 inches below the top face of the top bracket, with the motorcycle unloaded in an upright position".

I have followed the instructions and this puts the oil level at just below where the fork seal fits.

Is this correct? I'm worried that I may have too much oil in the fork leg and possibly cause the seal to blow and leak oil.


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That sounds like way too much oil.

Ariel forks are similar to BSA forks. Maybe the BSA guys can be of help.

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