Got the one back on,used 320 cc of oil,when I get the solder,bushings it will all come back down and maybe drill the top,this time I just added the oil through the bottom bolt in the fork.
I understand what you are saying,one would need to know what Honda used as a guide as to the amount of oil,a 120 rider? No Rider,put the fork on a machine?I've never understood the logic of using a heavier (15W) oil in the forks when installing heavier (progressive) springs. Seems to me, you'd want a lighter oil to help reduce the stiffness of the heavier springs. I still have the OEM springs in mine (as far as I know), based on the tendency to dive on short stops. I use the 10W, and 10psi air in the front, and am really happy with the ride I get. Very smooth, and the dive is mitigated by the 10psi air.
I used the big hole in the bottom,the bolt that attaches the slider to the tube for filling,with the fork upside down.It is my belief that Progressive says 15w because they assume Wing riders, and the many other heavy bikes that use the same spring
are carrying a load or 2, and maybe a camping trailer or small Patriot missile launcher
Dealing with Weight Transfer under braking is one of the forks jobs, while responding to bumps.
Note the air limit is 6 psi!! It will take more for a little while then expect to see oil creeping past the seal.
If you need 10 you may need new springs.
Note! You cannot use any of the stock capacity oil numbers with the thicker wire of Prog springs.
Must reduce amount to install by approx 2 ounces, which on the 94, 11 ounces works fine.
Only those with air valve caps can play with oil levels for fun.
Interesting you added thru the drain hole, hey as long as it went in- now drain out the excess 2 ounces!
Where do you get your 'beliefs'? Do you make it up yourself, or is there a website you can go to called "1001 Tidbits of Misinformation."It is my belief that Progressive says 15w because they assume Wing riders, and the many other heavy bikes that use the same spring are carrying a load or 2, and maybe a camping trailer or small Patriot missile launcher
I had a 1990 SE and it did not have that valve in the top.Interesting,from what I read the SE was the only model that had them?
I don't care for them,I only ride single so no need for more pressure on the seal,that is if it does put pressure,my 85LTD had them but I always rode double.