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You can get more fork travel with an oil level reduction, but there is more to it than just taking out, say, 15ml from each fork. I messed around with forks for about 2 years, taking them apart, swapping springs and valving, learned a lot. The most important lesson I learned is take it to someone who does it for a living!
 

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Yes, there is nut that locks against the fork cap. After removing the caps, adjust the nuts to the correct distance before reinstalling the caps.

The stock adjusters are not near as good as aftermarket, but they do work and should be used (not just turned all the way out.) True, many use too much rebound.

No, you can not modifiy travel by adjusting oil level.
 

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i thank all for the info , i understand that i cant get more travel then was manufactured into the forks . the manual says there is 120mm of usable travel and i am only using 80mm do these numbers sound right? edgeflyer could be right that the forks were taken apart and incorrecty reassembled , im thinking they might have put more oil then recomended in them and improperly instaled the fork caps. and i put a tie strap on the fork leg and did a test stop from 140mph on a road with a incline and used 60mm of travel
 

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Yes, there is nut that locks against the fork cap. After removing the caps, adjust the nuts to the correct distance before reinstalling the caps.

The stock adjusters are not near as good as aftermarket, but they do work and should be used (not just turned all the way out.) True, many use too much rebound.

No, you can not modifiy travel by adjusting oil level.
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i thank all for the info , i understand that i cant get more travel then was manufactured into the forks . the manual says there is 120mm of usable travel and i am only using 80mm do these numbers sound right? edgeflyer could be right that the forks were taken apart and incorrecty reassembled , im thinking they might have put more oil then recomended in them and improperly instaled the fork caps. and i put a tie strap on the fork leg and did a test stop from 140mph on a road with a incline and used 60mm of travel

How much do you weigh?

How many lines are showing on your pre load adjusters?
 

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what kinda issues are you having? for street riding the stock oil level should be fine. most kawi's are internaly bottomed when the zip tie shows about 1" of fork tube showing so under hard stopping if your only showing 1" than your bottoming. There's a lot of people who tweak suspensions that shouldn't I suspect your frontend has been improperly tuned.
 

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rebound adjuster

finaly took the forks off and changed the oil and found the reason why the rt side had only 8 clicks ,the cap was not set correctly set it to manual specs and they are both the same now at 13 clicks thanks for the help
 

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i got an 08 and weigh about 220 what ball park the front/rear to?
the front is diving a lot under braking. had race tec in the old gs500 track bike and it handled way better this this thing does right now.

not sure how many threads on the prelaod
or how many clicks the right rebound or compresion is at at this time, as i have not tinkered with it from the dealer.
 
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