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    Fork Oil

    What's your best joice for fork oil? Synthetic? Race Tec Gold Valves. OEM oil weight.

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    Re: Fork Oil

    With my bird, I tried a bunch of different oils, I have finaly settled on Amsoil 7.5 W (which is 5 and 10 weight mixed half and half) since then I could not be happier, as going with the 7.5 weight has solved a lot of issue's that I was having. Just as a side note, I'm a fairly big guy, and I ride very aggressively in the corners.
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    Re: Fork Oil

    Thanks Lois, do you still want that 100 W high beam? I bought it from Jaws. Post should be cheap. I'm using Pia 55W high but I think eventually I'll just go with HID high beam. Cheers

    Have you used Motul products? OH, how much fork oil do I need?

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    Re: Fork Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBird View Post
    Thanks Lois, do you still want that 100 W high beam? I bought it from Jaws. Post should be cheap. I'm using Pia 55W high but I think eventually I'll just go with HID high beam. Cheers

    Have you used Motul products? OH, how much fork oil do I need?

    Thats weird, I never noticed before, but you don't have a "PM" button.

    Sure on the 100W, how much?
    Yes on the Motul, it was OK
    I'll get back to you on the "how much fork oil"...I'll have to look in my shop manual.


    EDIT;

    Hate to do this, but here is a very good post on how to do it properly.
    Fork Oil Change - Public Discussion Forums
    Last edited by lois; 06-08-2008 at 9:33 PM.
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    Re: Fork Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by lois View Post
    With my bird, I tried a bunch of different oils, I have finaly settled on Amsoil 7.5 W (which is 5 and 10 weight mixed half and half) since then I could not be happier, as going with the 7.5 weight has solved a lot of issue's that I was having. Just as a side note, I'm a fairly big guy, and I ride very aggressively in the corners.
    Hi Lois. I've recently filled with 7.5w. Do you have the stock springs and stock spacers length ?

    (I raised the spacer length in 1.5 cm)

    thanks & rds

    George

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    Re: Fork Oil

    Would like to change my fork oil soon... am pretty clueless regarding what weight would be appropriate given the fact that road surfaces here are reasonably rough / broken in a lot of places... basically, the front forks are working overtime. Have got the front springs replaced with the longer springs (& shorter spacers) from Jaws; that has helped. I weigh around 85 kilos, usually ride solo and without too much luggage.

    Should i go with 5w or 10w? and synthetic?

    help much appreciated as always... ravi

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    Re: Fork Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by ravi View Post
    Would like to change my fork oil soon... am pretty clueless regarding what weight would be appropriate given the fact that road surfaces here are reasonably rough / broken in a lot of places... basically, the front forks are working overtime. Have got the front springs replaced with the longer springs (& shorter spacers) from Jaws; that has helped. I weigh around 85 kilos, usually ride solo and without too much luggage.

    Should i go with 5w or 10w? and synthetic?

    help much appreciated as always... ravi
    Hi ! I ended with the 10w syntetic Motul

    But I'm 95kg and here the streets are something better that you are telling, but they are not a race road (we have some rusty surfaces). I think 10w is the oil to go. John from Jaws also recommended 10w as the far best option.

    Maybe you can give a try to the 7.5w....and then you decide (I've tried 7.5 and 15w, I return to what she had...)

    Byee

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    Re: Fork Oil

    Do a quick search on the board, and I think you wil find a ton of info on the subject. As for me, I try to change mine every third season when I install a new battery.

    Lois
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    Re: Fork Oil

    Captain Mudbucket, many thanks :-) Help much appreciated...


 

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