HP Tools Fork Oil Level Gauge

HP Tools Fork Oil Level Gauge
HP Tools Fork Oil Level Gauge

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MP25
Orange County, CA
Easier than other methods

Was easy to use, i used to use an aluminum ruler, and empty and add constantly. this was easy, just guess a little over, then drop this in pre-measured, and suck out the rest

Trent Top 500 Contributor
Newalla, Ok
Good, but not for Mini's

Decent product and works on my bike, but I bought it for my son's 85 and Supermini... Warning, the metal tube that comes with this does NOT fit in a YZ85 fork bleeder hole so it will not work on them. Although it's fairly good quality, a bit pricey for what it is. Buy it for a big bike, cool... buying for a mini, don't waste your money.

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ryanmartin
Q: How do u use the hp tools fork oil level gauge?
Over 7 years ago
It didnt come with directions and i dont know how to use it thanks ryan
james718
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 7 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: Here's a quick run down.
1. have you service manual handy to look up the amount of oil you'll need to put into the forks.
2. slide the metal ring looking thing onto the metal tube and use the locking nut to secure it.
3. reference your service manual for the amount of oil in measurement (usually in mm or maybe it's inches; example 104mm was the measurement for my yamaha) from the top of the fork tube.
4. take the recommended measurement the manual suggests and a ruler, and measure from the tip of the metal tube. Slide the metal ring up or down to the measurement you just made. lock the ring on the tube.
5. fill the fork up with oil and slip the metal tube down into the fork, but the metal ring should stop the tube from completely going into the fork tube. Make sure the fork tube is level, extended,l and standing upright.
6. Using the syringe end, pull out the excess oil in the fork tube.

that's it.

The reason this tool is better than measuring the oil in a cup is that unless you've taken the fork completely apart, you'll always have residual oil in the fork tube. This method eliminates that possibility and will fill the fork tubes evenly.

Good luck.
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