what weight is 01 fork oil for wr450


4 replies to this topic
  • CMYP7

Posted December 08, 2004 - 04:49 PM

#1

Hi,
The manual states to use yamaha 01 oil in the forks but does not mention what weight it is.
I asked the dealer & they had no idea.
Any one know what it is or recomend a weight.
The cost of the 01 oil in Australia is $39.95 :cry:

  • new2blu

Posted December 08, 2004 - 05:13 PM

#2

I was told by a pro MX mechanic that it is 5 weight oil and that is what I have been using with no problems.

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  • CMYP7

Posted December 08, 2004 - 05:26 PM

#3

thanks heaps
I can get quality fork oil for 1/2 the price of the yamaha oil.

  • australian_wr450

Posted December 09, 2004 - 02:36 AM

#4

the 01 weight is about 15 weight oil the problem with it is that it goes tacky like glue i use 5 weight oil much better handling but keep an eye on your shims thay get blocked and the forks will bottom out lot :cry: send them to a suspension place to look over them. :cry:

  • StreetbikePimp

Posted December 09, 2004 - 10:24 AM

#5

I use 5 weight as well with suspension set at full soft. I ride 90% in the woods.

If your doing alot of MX, 10 weight would be OK. I wouldn't go 15 though.




 
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