what kind of oil in steering damper?

3 replies to this topic
  • s.c.rider

Posted January 01, 2002 - 12:57 PM


What kind of oil do I put in my Scott's damper?
I loosened the slow screw too much and then turned the bars and all of the oil shot out of it. someone said i could use ATF but I don't know.
Any help is really appreciated.

  • rwcfrank

Posted January 01, 2002 - 01:05 PM


A light hydraulic fluid should be fine.. I would try hydraulic jack oil, its a light viscosity(sp)hydraulic oil...

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  • mcarp

Posted January 01, 2002 - 02:43 PM


According to the scotts manual, 2.5 wt suspension fluid or scotts damper fluid. The Scotts fluid has a nice bottle with a tip that fits into the fill holes perfectly.

If you go with something other than Scotts, try to find a syringe to inject the fluid. Much easier, I promise. Your vetwill have ones that fit perfectly, too.

Are you going to change the fluid as well?

  • MX_Tuner

Posted January 01, 2002 - 03:59 PM


I use Spectro 125/150 suspension fluid for Scotts dampers. This is as close as I have come to the stock Scotts fluid damping characteristics.


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