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Hi,

I just had a Ness rake kit installed and a 23" wheel on my 13' CC.

What I want to know is, can I add 10mm of fork oil to the forks while they are still in the bike? I'd like to firm up the ride and stop from hitting the travel limiters.
Can I just lift the bike and remove the top caps to add the oil?

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Rob
 

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Hi Rob, adding oil should ideally be done forks-up ... So you can accurately add or retract oil ...

If your fork is hitting the small spring travel limiters, why not go back to the shop that installed the rake-kit ?? This would be the logic step to take ?
Not taking apart somebody else work ?

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Somehow I don't think it's that easy.
Someone here may be able to offer some hope, or you could approach whoever fitted the kit and wheel as you're probably not the only person that encounters this problem.
 

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I had the same issue with my 23" rake. On BIG sharp potholes, it would bottom. I added more oil and it didn't stop it completely (it did help some). I did a full change with Amsoil Shock Therapy #10 and I haven't had it happen since.

BTW the forks were removed, springs removed, tubes compressed per the manual to be sure the final fill was accurate and even
 

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I had the same issue with my 23" rake. On BIG sharp potholes, it would bottom. I added more oil and it didn't stop it completely (it did help some). I did a full change with Amsoil Shock Therapy #10 and I haven't had it happen since.

BTW the forks were removed, springs removed, tubes compressed per the manual to be sure the final fill was accurate and even
Luvmyride - how much do you weigh?
 

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This is a little off your topic: I don't like to mess with suspension so I had a shop do a fork oil change this winter and upgraded to Amsoil #15 per the shop's recommendation. The bike's front end feels more solid and its much better riding than before the change.
 

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This is a little off your topic: I don't like to mess with suspension so I had a shop do a fork oil change this winter and upgraded to Amsoil #15 per the shop's recommendation. The bike the front end feels more solid and its much better riding than before the change.
I'm thinking of doing this - I had a small leak and got the leak fixer thingy (looks like a thin plastic book marker). and fixed the leak - but some oil was lost.
I'm curious and would like a point of reference - how much were you charged for the fork oil change?
 

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I'm curious and would like a point of reference - how much were you charged for the fork oil change?
I had new tires mounted and balanced with the service but I believe it was ~$110 for the fork service.(I pulled the forks off the bike and brought them to the shop, it would have been more labor if the shop pulled and remounted the tubes.)
 

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Ok thanks

The bike rides smooth....no issues.

Only bottomed out once or twice
 

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