Fork Oil weight?

5 replies to this topic
  • wayneoXCF

Posted September 19, 2003 - 04:00 AM


What do you guys recommend as oil weight? Im 214 lbs, using close to stock settings. Thanks!

  • MN_Kevin

Posted September 19, 2003 - 08:33 AM


If you are close to stock settings, wouldn't you want to use the stock fork oil weight...??? >> 5# (KYB 01)

  • mikeolichney

Posted September 19, 2003 - 09:01 AM


I thought the 01 was 8 wt?

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  • ogrebelle

Posted September 19, 2003 - 12:55 PM


At 214 he should look into new springs but if that is a no go (believe me I understand) then going a little heavier on the oil wt may help tighten things up a bit. I've done it on past bikes. While it is not a "fix" is is a viable band-aid for a budget.

  • wayneoXCF

Posted September 20, 2003 - 04:30 PM


Kevin- I thought about that, but since I dont want to go the spring route, Id rather go a slight bit heavier on the oil. I was wondering what you guys recommend??
"Band-aid for a budget."- Thats what Im talking bout!

  • Jekel

Posted September 21, 2003 - 05:47 AM


I tried the 10 wt for a while and didn't care for it. If the 5 wt at 100mm from the top doesn't work, you might try a mix of 10 and 5; 7.5 wt. Good luck with the attempts. :)


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