So I replaced my SV650 stock fork oil with 15W oil. Went for a test ride and felt front bottoming with very short travel. At first I thought the oil was too thick for the valves. I came across my progressive spring installation instruction and realized I had too much oil. (I put in what the manual said but I guess I didn't get all the old oil out.)
The instructions say I need a minimum of 5.5" from top of oil to top of fork. I took out enuff oil to have about 7.5" (fully compressed measurement)
My question is; is there a difference in performance from 5.5" to 7.5" of oil clearance.
Right now it still has noticable dives during braking. Should I add more oil or change to thicker oil?