Measuring cups for suspension

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11/24/2019 9:33 PM

Been doing a lot of suspension lately and right now I'm just using a ratio rite. Is there anything better to use? Mainly for forks. Something that shows more for measuring CC's would be nice.

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2017 CRF450r

11/25/2019 6:11 AM

Race tech sells a graduated cylinder just for this . Look on their tool page about 3/4 of the way down.

may see something else you need also.

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11/25/2019 6:39 AM

Find a local science/chemistry supply store and get a graduated cylinder from there. Same as the Race Tech one for 1/4 the price.

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11/25/2019 7:38 AM

Amazon sells graduated cylinders.

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11/26/2019 9:38 AM

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Billy Wight
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11/26/2019 2:00 PM

Looks perfect! Wish I would've had that yesterday. I'll check it out Thanks!

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2017 CRF450r

11/26/2019 2:36 PM

Most suspension guys I know always used a ratio rite

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11/28/2019 12:00 AM

I use my ratio rite all the time... it has CCs on it, what more do you want?

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2006 KX250

11/28/2019 8:21 AM

A ratio-rite works, but if you want consistency and accuracy a graduated cylinder is the way to go. You're probably getting +/- 1 mL accuracy in a graduated cylinder measuring out a fork oil volume. With a ratio-rite you'd be lucky to get +/- 5 mL

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11/28/2019 8:37 AM

Luxon MX wrote:

A ratio-rite works, but if you want consistency and accuracy a graduated cylinder is the way to go. You're probably getting +/- 1 mL accuracy in a graduated cylinder measuring out a fork oil volume. With a ratio-rite you'd be lucky to get +/- 5 mL

The last 2 ratio rites I tested against my graduated cylinders were off by 15cc and 20cc each when measuring 350cc for a KYB fork. Using the ratio rites would have given me 365cc or 370cc, all 4 graduated cylinders I have read the same volume at 350cc

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11/28/2019 11:06 AM

Sheriff245 wrote:

Find a local science/chemistry supply store and get a graduated cylinder from there. Same as the Race Tech one for 1/4 the price.

I got some at a photography/camera shop a while back but I don't know how many shops stock film development supplies anymore.

I think RMATV has them in the Tusk line for a decent price.

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11/28/2019 11:09 AM

I couldn't used the glass cylinders. That shit would be all over the floor in about 11 seconds.

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11/28/2019 4:15 PM

Ratio rite, and I have a 20cc cup from my kids medicine container that has 5cc incriminates

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11/29/2019 8:45 PM

Luxon MX wrote:

A ratio-rite works, but if you want consistency and accuracy a graduated cylinder is the way to go. You're probably getting +/- 1 mL accuracy in a graduated cylinder measuring out a fork oil volume. With a ratio-rite you'd be lucky to get +/- 5 mL

slipdog wrote:

The last 2 ratio rites I tested against my graduated cylinders were off by 15cc and 20cc each when measuring 350cc for a KYB fork. Using the ratio rites would have given me 365cc or 370cc, all 4 graduated cylinders I have read the same volume at 350cc

Yeah! The ratio rite works but just doesn't seem accurate to me. And I can barley read the CC's. I just want something easier to use in general. Did you just buy one from Amazon slipdog?

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2017 CRF450r

11/30/2019 7:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2019 7:59 AM

Luxon MX wrote:

A ratio-rite works, but if you want consistency and accuracy a graduated cylinder is the way to go. You're probably getting +/- 1 mL accuracy in a graduated cylinder measuring out a fork oil volume. With a ratio-rite you'd be lucky to get +/- 5 mL

slipdog wrote:

The last 2 ratio rites I tested against my graduated cylinders were off by 15cc and 20cc each when measuring 350cc for a KYB fork. Using the ratio rites would have given me 365cc or 370cc, all 4 graduated cylinders I have read the same volume at 350cc

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Yeah! The ratio rite works but just doesn't seem accurate to me. And I can barley read the CC's. I just want something easier to use in general. Did you just buy one from Amazon slipdog?

Yes, I got my current ones from Amazon. Very similar to the link that Luxon posted but I purchased 500ml plastic cylinders instead of the glass because suspension oil and nitrile gloves don't mix well, lol.

Like these - https://www.amazon.com/500mL-Graduated-Cylinder-Polypropylene-Graduation/dp/B00LV3ZFZ0/ref=pd_cp_328_4/135-1695116-9364947?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00LV3ZFZ0&pd_rd_r=96f5e5d1-55ea-4ed0-8a2e-dea97f066133&pd_rd_w=SCtGC&pd_rd_wg=51ZSn&pf_rd_p=0e5324e1-c848-4872-bbd5-5be6baedf80e&pf_rd_r=PA1J0EP4T72KA7KDQXWF&psc=1&refRID=PA1J0EP4T72KA7KDQXWF

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11/30/2019 7:36 PM

Thanks for your input everyone, I ended up buying this at my local dealership today. It’s made by bikemaster and does ML, Fl Oz, and gallons. It was only $5

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2017 CRF450r

11/30/2019 10:50 PM

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Thanks for your input everyone, I ended up buying this at my local dealership today. It’s made by bikemaster and does ML, Fl Oz, and gallons. It was only $5

Good job on supporting the local dealer! 👍🏻

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12/1/2019 9:14 AM

slipdog wrote:

The last 2 ratio rites I tested against my graduated cylinders were off by 15cc and 20cc each when measuring 350cc for a KYB fork. Using the ratio rites would have given me 365cc or 370cc, all 4 graduated cylinders I have read the same volume at 350cc

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Yeah! The ratio rite works but just doesn't seem accurate to me. And I can barley read the CC's. I just want something easier to use in general. Did you just buy one from Amazon slipdog?

slipdog wrote:

Yes, I got my current ones from Amazon. Very similar to the link that Luxon posted but I purchased 500ml plastic cylinders instead of the glass because suspension oil and nitrile gloves don't mix well, lol.

Like these - https://www.amazon.com/500mL-Graduated-Cylinder-Polypropylene-Graduation/dp/B00LV3ZFZ0/ref=pd_cp_328_4/135-1695116-9364947?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00LV3ZFZ0&pd_rd_r=96f5e5d1-55ea-4ed0-8a2e-dea97f066133&pd_rd_w=SCtGC&pd_rd_wg=51ZSn&pf_rd_p=0e5324e1-c848-4872-bbd5-5be6baedf80e&pf_rd_r=PA1J0EP4T72KA7KDQXWF&psc=1&refRID=PA1J0EP4T72KA7KDQXWF

Those look good. Ive had my rt unit since 07, still trucking. Think I'll get a couple of those.

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