The answers to your questions are found in this nice write up here: Fork oil change
Hi, new to this forum and the NC700. Been riding KLR's for a while.
What is the proper fork oil level (cc and distance). Weight of fork oil?
For the reply
Short cut - OEM is Honda SS-47 and the level is 104 mm. I would consider Honda SS-8 as well.
SAE weight is not very precise measurement of flow in light oils used in forks and shocks so it should only be used when comparing "weights" within one brand. One brands 7wt could act "thicker" than another brand of 10wt.
Interesting that Racetech's number is so far off. Their web site says to use 120mm. Maybe that's due to different springs, or the emulators, or something.
SAE grade means absolutely, positively _nothing_ in fork oil. You must look at the 40C (100F) viscosity in cSt (SUS) to compare fork oils.