What Fork Oil for Off Road

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  • Uncle_Rich

Posted July 20, 2002 - 06:50 AM


Hey OffRoaders
What fork oil do you use (in 2000 YZ426)
I ride mostly single track trails filled with roots, rocks, pot holes and downed trees

Thanks Rich

  • freestyle111

Posted July 20, 2002 - 06:41 PM


i use mazola but i heard wesson oil is a little better.if your not going to jumping a lot any corn oil will be fine.

  • westladog

Posted July 20, 2002 - 07:08 PM


olive oil has that Italian quality in it...

  • freestyle111

Posted July 20, 2002 - 07:14 PM


i only run olive oil in my TM.

  • MN_Kevin

Posted July 21, 2002 - 03:10 AM


ANY quality fork oil should do.

If you want fancy, expensive: Pro Circuit, Factory Connection, Race Tech.

If you want OEM expensive: Yamaha 01, Honda SS-7, KYB 01.

If you off the shelf: Silkolene (one shop SWORE by this stuff), Maxima "Fork Fluid" 85/150, PJ1 "Cartridge Fork Tuner Pro 01", Spectro Cartridge Fork Oil #85/150, etc.

  • freestyle111

Posted July 21, 2002 - 04:53 AM


nh kevin sure those are all good fork oils,but can you use them to cook breakfast.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 21, 2002 - 06:22 AM


You all are sick

Dont listen to any of them they flame all the time,

Just pack it with grease :)

Serious though

Depending on how you want setup, if your a casual cow puky rider then just use a 5wt oil any brand but yamalube

Plus if you running your bike in Ruts Down Trees and so on, Get a John Dear Tractor

[ July 21, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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  • Uncle_Rich

Posted July 21, 2002 - 09:45 PM


The John Deere was ok till I hit that double
Wow wat a rush
so I think I will go back to the bike
Now my original problem, what is the best fork oil
to make stock forks plush
Thanks All

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 21, 2002 - 11:26 AM


Unka Rich
personally I have tried Yamalube 5wt, & belray 5wt in the yz. I went and spent the money on the yamaha 01 oil and I will never try anything else.

Some may argue, but I find the Yamaha 01 oil (Recomended) just seems to make the forks more responsive to adjustment, and I do feel a less harsher ride on woops

maybe its me but I sware by the 01 oil.

If your cheep, then belray silkolene or any of the brands except yamahlube is fine.

The cheapest I have found the yamaha 01 oil is at http://www.rockymountainmc.com I believe I paid 23 bucks instead of 29, you will need tw bottles

[ July 21, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

  • Uncle_Rich

Posted July 22, 2002 - 10:50 AM


Thanks E.G.O.****
I ordered the 01 oil from Rocky Mountain ($22.99)per litre
I've Bought from them before - no problems

My dealer said they would sell me 01 oil for $19.00 per but they don't stock it, so I would have to buy a case
I did'nt want to go there

PS - I am cheap, but sometimes it's just cheaper to do it right the first time

Thanks again Rich

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 22, 2002 - 10:52 AM


Your welcome

Glad I could help, you will not be disapointed

  • freestyle111

Posted July 22, 2002 - 11:06 AM


you can get case os crisco oil[12\24oz.bottles] for $17 at Costco.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 22, 2002 - 11:09 AM


and we can sell and market that catlytic converter conversion for the yz and wr?

Your bad

  • Uncle_Rich

Posted July 22, 2002 - 01:12 PM


Its only 95 deg. here I dont think that is hot enough for crisco oil

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