Rear shock oil?

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  • CanadianWR450

Posted March 30, 2010 - 04:45 PM


OK, I have looked everywhere including my manual, and I can't seem to find this anywhere...

What weight do you use for the rear shock oil in a 05 wr 450?

Is it 5wt like the front?

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  • GuyGraham

Posted March 31, 2010 - 03:46 AM


Shock oil doesn't come in different wieghts like fork oil

You need a high VI oil for the shock (this is why they are more expensive) so that it doesn't change viscosity much between hot & cold (else you get damping fade)

I use Motul Shock Oil, which has a VI of 400
I know Elka use an Exon industrial hydraulic oil

Fork oils will not have a high enough VI rating and hence you will suffer from fade when hot

Hope this helps

  • CanadianWR450

Posted March 31, 2010 - 02:18 PM


Points me in the right direction!


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