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I just had a local shop rebuild the forks on my '82 CX Custom. I had bought Progressive Springs and new seals but decided to have the shop do it while I worked on other stuff. I got them back yesterday but found out the shop put in 15W oil and filled each to 140cc. I have seen on this board and others that most folks run 20w but that sounds like it is mostly due to old springs. Any thoughts? Also, that doesn't sound like enough fork oil (I thought it should be more 160 to 180). To make matters worse, I didn't leave the connector hose so he had to fashion stoppers for the two schraeder valve holes and an undetermined amount leaked out on the way home. Is the best thing at this point to simply change the oil to make sure the levels are right and use a different weight? If so, I fill it through the shraeder holes rather than removing the caps again? Thanks in advance for your help and insights.
 

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I have progressive springs and like the 20w belray fork oil. And no that isn't enough oil.



CX500Z, A, B 1978, 1979; CX500C, D 1979, 1980 : 135 cc in each fork leg.



CX500 C 1981, 1982 : 220 cc in each fork leg.



CX500 D 1981 : 185 cc in each fork leg.
 

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I have progressive springs and like the 20w belray fork oil. And no that isn't enough oil.



CX500Z, A, B 1978, 1979; CX500C, D 1979, 1980 : 135 cc in each fork leg.



CX500 C 1981, 1982 : 220 cc in each fork leg.



CX500 D 1981 : 185 cc in each fork leg.


Thanks for your help.
 
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