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 The following is a posting of a Ceriani 35mm Road Racing Forks manual. The year of issue of this manual is unknown. The contents of this reprint cover; Ceriani Models 1.716/R (29") and 1.207T/R (27") and include; Assembly Instructions, Assembly Drawing, Parts List and Parts Drawing

(After service or repair, refer to Assembly Drawing )
COMPONENT (A): Damper & Adjuster Assembly
Assemble the damper (1), spring (2), ball (3) and adjuster and secure together with dowel (5).

COMPONENT (B): Stanchion & Adjuster Assembly
Insert component (A), valve (6) into the bottom of stanchion (7) and secure with circlip (8).

COMPONENT (C): Lower Leg (Slider) Assembly
Install oil seals (10), two per leg, in slider casting (9) and secure with circlip (11). Position boot/dust-wiper (12) on casting top and secure with clamp (13).

COMPONENT (D): Top Nut/Rod Assembly
Assemble the top nut (20), seal (19), inserting grommet (18), control rod (17) and secure all the parts with circlip (21).
Assembly Instructions
Assembly Drawing
Parts List
Parts Drawing
Stem Specs
Stem Specs 2


Ceriani forks are supplied complete with oil. This oil should be used only to break in the forks and should be changed after three hours use. The forks should be refilled with a suitable hydraulic (not motor) oil. The Ceriani factory has tested, approved and recommends “Lubri-Tech” racing fork oils for use in their forks. The following are the recommended amounts and grade of oil:

For 1.207/R (27") 175cc (6 oz.*) 5W each leg
For 1.716/R (29") 200cc (6¾ oz.) 5W each leg
For 1.595/R (Flattracker) 200cc (6¾ oz.) 5W each leg

*Amounts in ounces are approximate, measure in cc whenever possible

It is advisable that this change of oil be made before the forks are used in competition and after every third event thereafter.

If there are any signs of oil leakage on the wrappings of new fork legs or spillage during assembly, they should be drained and refilled to the above specification to ensure equal filling of both legs.

Oil seals and dust boots should be replaced at least once per season to maintain the high performance dampening characteristics of your Cerianis.

* Thank you to Kyle Boyd for sendinging this in.



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