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Fork oil   General Discussion

Started Feb-17 by Texpatriat; 173 views.
Texpatriat

From: Texpatriat

Feb-17

Greetings,

A couple questions about fork oil. How often do most people change it? What, if any, advantage is there to 15w vs 10w? What about synthetic?

Thanks,

JDE

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I found 15 to be a bit stiff......and 10 to be a little sloppy. So I mixed 10w and 15w 50/50 and like it right there. I change it every few years depending on mileage. I usually tear down the forks completely and do sliders and seals at the same time. I've never tried the synthetic stuff, so can't comment there.

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Feb-18

Your fork oil like any other oil loses viscosity, absorbs water etc. I service my forks and brakes every 2 years.

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