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Offline NEMO

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Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
on: August 29, 2018, 11:37:30 AM
Hi, I done a fork seal (RHS) my bike, it is a 2015 Mark 2. I have a service manual for the Mark one, are the forks the same? particularly the oil type and air settings etc. If they are I could follow the Mark 1 service manual, If not what are the oil and air specs?

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 01:18:22 PM
I don't think they are, pretty sure the internals are different.
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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 02:11:24 PM
Hi, specs for the mk II
Fork oil Kawasaki KHL 15-10
RH fork 533 ml  air gap 109
LH fork  547ml   air gap 108

There is a manual you can download on here somewhere too.


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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 03:03:16 PM
Thanks Guys
I'm sure the mk 1 and 2 are different, mk 2 heavier so that's logical. Thanks for the info on oil and air gap.
FYI Halfords do a 1litre of 10wt valvoline fork oil for 10 ...... thoughts?

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 08:48:16 PM
It is best to lookup the viscosity of any oil that you intend to use as it varies between brands, just Google "fork oil viscosity" and loads will come up, even the KHL 15 10.

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 09:07:07 PM
Curious: What do you guyz mean by air gap?

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 09:52:01 PM
*Originally Posted by jfman [+]
Curious: What do you guyz mean by air gap?

The gap between the top of the oil level and the fork tops.

http://www.sigmaperformance.com/suspension-chassis.html
Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 09:53:53 PM by Yox
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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 08:26:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
The gap between the top of the oil level and the fork tops.

http://www.sigmaperformance.com/suspension-chassis.html

Ah ok the oil level!

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 08:22:23 AM
Now I'm satisfied.

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Re: Versys mk 1 and mk 2 forks
Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 11:10:26 AM
hi

use an oil cst chart, I found that motul "factory line very light 2.5wt" has the same cst as OE spec oil