Discussion Starter • #1 • May 6, 2019. The gist is that the stated SAE weights are meaningless when comparing different brands of fluids, e.g., “Castrol Fork Oil (10 wt)” is actually lighter than “Spectro Fork Oil (5 wt).” Centistokes (cSt)is the accurate unit of viscosity measurement, and the link, above, has an awesome chart displaying cSt’s for quite a few brands. 5WT, 10WT, 15WT, 20WT). Type: Select a Type . Motion Pro Fork Oil Level Gauge Motorcycle Tool Accessories - White / One Size. I've read somewhere that 5wt fork oil helps quite a bit. Ohlins Fork Oil . I'm very happy you found it useful. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2. what weight oil you use is really personal preference. Fullscreen Zoom $ 24. T . 's per leg? Service manual has stock at 10 wt. ELF Moto Fork Oil (20) 20 99 14,6 150 153 Agip Fork (20wt) 20 104 15,03 155 151 Silkolene Fork Oil (30wt) 30 105 11,84 101 102 Bel-Ray Fork Oil (30wt) 30 105 12 104 104 Kayaba G30S 30 116,1 16,7 156 156 PJ1 Fork Tuner (30wt) 30 116,9 15 133 Spectro, Golden American 4 (20w50) 155 19,6 146 145 QUESTION TEN: HOW DO I FIND THE BEST OIL? I chose silkolene pro rsf because it has q very high VI and it is priced reasonably cheap here. View Details. (silly question - I know someone does on this forum) Have a read of this fork oil wiki for more info. I can't take credit for it, I just 'preserved it' and added some more info. FORK OIL Std is 429mL of 10W20 Oil change is 365mL with tubes wet Complete change is 426-435mL with tubes dry Free clearance between top of oil and top of fork tube is 170-190mm w/springs out, and forks fully compressed Recommended weights-10wt on-road (15wt for very heavy loads)-7.5wt off-road (10wt very heavy loads) Buying the right oil for your bike is very important as it can effect … Currently have 10 I could … 84. Suspension: 9: Jul 1, 2009: 95-97 ZX6R fork oil, weight and level? The Polaris Fork Oil bottle I see on the Witchdoctors site doesn't specify the weight (that I could see) and I can't seem to find the proper weight in the service manual. I might be mis-recalling it since I read it late last night. 95 $ 28. The correct weight for the std valving, most manufacturers use a fairly light oil, usually something close to 5wt or a little less, are you trying to achieve something through lighter oil for your weight ?, i don't think that'll work for you, unless you want to use atf (sounds odd but lots used to use it a … My understanding is it gives an indication of how stable the viscosity characteristics is over a large temp range. To my mind if you are on the road, stay 10w or so. Any info is appreciated.. Within the industry it's common to use both oil and fluid in the … The manual list how much oil, I think it was 15.8 oz plus or minus some small amount AND to measure the height of the oil with the fork compressed and in a vertical position. Compare Refine. Powered by, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17492804&postcount=4. Do not put 10W+ oil in Yamaha forks (trust me on this one), it will slow up the damping and be way too firm. This is mainly due to the differences in forks overall. the customs and street glides being lower has not effect on the forks. I want to slow comp. Has anyone tried changing the oil to a lighter weight to reduce some of the suspension harshness on the stock forks and valves. It replaces (supersedes) the previously specified 7.5W fork oil in all its applications. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) assigns a viscosity number, or weight, to oil based on its flow at 210 degrees F, which is … $26.84 $ 26. zxrcy Novice Class Posts: 62: posted March 06, 2003 04:34 AM Suspension Oil Weight. Just remember that with the Damper rod fork the weight of the oil is going to affect rebound and compression equally. So always check your user manual of the bike for the exact Fork oil grading. Tom's e-mail: [email protected] “There was a sad fellow over on a barstool talking to the bartender, who was polishing a glass and listening with that plastic smile people wear when they are trying not to scream. That and the fact that one manufactures 10w fork oil may well be the another manufactures 5w. 3 Read 3 Reviews 2 Q&As Write a Review. Fork Oil Weight. Beasts: Adventure Bikes Not Made By BMW or KTM, http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Suspension_Fluid, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. QUESTION 11: WHAT ABOUT 2-1/2 WEIGHT FORK OIL? IS FORK OIL AN OIL OR A FLUID? Size: 1 Liter Select a Size . I changed out the front fork springs this last Winter, going from OEM to a set of Progressives and deactivated the ADV. For my yamaha it specially calls for ATF or Fork oil 20 weight. Item: P389132 . Released in 2019, this oil replaces 7.5W oil and is specified for ALL BMW models with telescopic forks. Simple theme. You will want to consider 10wt and 30wt under more extreme conditions (riding-wise or temperature-wise). 95. You don't change fork oil weight to adjust the suspension. Mineral based fork oil designed for cartridge and standard-type forks. THINK only because I couldn't find my bottle of Type E. Interestingly enough, I Googled 07 FLSTC fork oil capacities and came up with this: "---FLSTC/N 2007→ 13.4 395 13.4 oz / 395 ml - Fluid level: both sides 4.41” or 112 mm ③ " Weight 10WT (1) 15WT (1) 20WT (1) 5WT (1) 1 - 4 of 4 results for Fork Oil. Generally it's thought a heavier oil, between 10w and 15w will give better dampening characteristics to the wee strom forks. But this is less critical in forks compare to say shock oil when temp can get very high. Fork Oil Weight ? I am close to servicing the front forks on my k4 DL650. Bel-Ray High Performance Fork Oil - 20W - 1L. http://reddirtriders.com/storage/suspensionoils.pdf, http://www.dirt-bike-secrets.com/fork-oil.html, http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/, http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/469514/Re:_Motor_Oil_for_fork_oil?#Post469514, http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Suspension_Fluid, https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/, HOW TO DIAL IN YOUR SHOCK IN 20 EASY STEPS, EXTREME ROADRASH, the Original Brittany Morrow Story by Brittany Morrow. It's a bit more involved than just installing the emulators but it can be done by someone with reasonable technical skills and the necessary tools. Does changing fork oil weight improve performance? My front end dived as yours is and the SE heavy oil solved the problem. I just replaced my fork springs with Wilbers and they recommend 7.5wt fork oil. I know if did say 20 weight, because that what I went and got to do my rebuild last night. Get it as soon as Thu, Jan 7. You'll get the best results if you install racetech cartridge emulators right before you fill the forks with new oil. Capacity by Model:-Note that “wet” means you drained the fork leg from the drain plug and plan to refill, while dry means the fork leg has been completely disassembled for a rebuild. Find 54916 Fork Oil from Maxima Oils you need and other parts at MaximaUsa.com, Santee, CA, Maxima Oils. 713 Posts . at 162 mm level. I would assume there was some fork oils out there in 78. gives a firm ride without being overly harsh. Is the height of the oil more important than the amount? No reason not to run oem though, not sure why everyone always wants aftermarket everything. I'll double check it tonight and make sure it references both. The UK MT-07 site did a great You Tube video on the … Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by whittrated03, Dec 10, 2011. Maxima Racing Fork Fluid 5W is what I used in my 07 R1 forks. ). It is very close in specs to the recommended Yamaha 01 fork oil. The bike handles much better, but the front is quite stiff. I think the H-D type E equates to #10 weight fork oil. i like the se heavy. $20.02 $ 20. I have a 2006 Dyna and put in the SE heavy oil, I would never go back to the regular fork oil. and rebound a tad with heavier oil. Im 330 lbs, and already have a K-tech shock on the rear. It will firm up the valving but the springs still won't be able to handle the energy put into them regardless of damping. Excellent and helpful post… I am so glad to left comment on this. Maintenance and Repair: 12: Sep 17, 2010: Fork oil weight? It doesn't just mean hot-day vs. cold day, it means begining of race vs. end. I have a bunch of different wts, just need to know what's in there now and how much? Oil weight is a term used to describe the viscosity of an oil, which means how well it flows at a specific temperature. Ive got Race Tech 1.0 KG/mm fork springs coming and want to go to thicker oil with it. 02. FREE Shipping. And how many oz. Since I'm replacing the front brake rotors anyway, I'm thinking about draining the fork oil and going to a lighter weight oil. Higher the number, the better the load carrying capacity of that fork oil. Viscosity around the fork oil industry isn't exactly "standardized". Has no one tried changing oil weight … Anybody know? Bigger numbers are better. others prefer a 50/50 mix of the type e and se heavy. If you're off road a lot, then go up to a 15w. there is no comprehensive information about what a given weight fork oil will do for the performance of a given fork. Make a selection to update price. Weight: As a default, use 20wt. I use synthetic atf in all my bikes , much smoother than over the counter fork oil and last much longer ,, dexron III is similar to 15 wt dexron II is equal to 10 wt and type F is equal to 5 wt only problum is the type F isn't available in the Schaffer synthetic that I like so I have to use Dino oil when I need the super light weight oil . The oil is too thick for the small stock orifices. The Fork oil has its own SAE grading which ranges in the multiples of 5 (e.g. Shear stable, high viscosity index formulation maintains film strength and reduces wear. Price depends on product options. the weight of the rider(s) and gear play a big part in the dampening/rebound effect of the forks/shocks and should be taken in consideration when choosing the 'best' oil/spring/preload combination. 2006FXDCI , Nov 23, 2010 Reactions: SEAL-rider and BWG56 B MW Type 2 Fork Oil is the new standard. A high vi is preferable.. Rebate Available! 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