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fork oil recommendaitons

what kind (brand/weight) of fork oil do you guys recommend for my 600RR?

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C'mon It's only been what, 9 months now?




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if you lived closer or came out here more you have it by now. I figure i'll just give it to you at bike night. you going this week?

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how about someone answer my question before lunch so I can go to the store and buy some

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I got some amsoil fork oil at my house




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how about someone answer my question before lunch so I can go to the store and buy some
What he said! Some of us are just lurking around to see what the recommendations are. I was going to use 5WT, but I'm wondering if I should go with 7.5WT or 10WT due to it being a "track only" bike.

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I am assuming the heavier the weight, the slower the compression and rebound will be?




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I am assuming the heavier the weight, the slower the compression and rebound will be?
Correct. But the weight will correlate with your valving in the forks. If you have stock internals use what the manufacturer recommends or if you have RT setup or other then you need to consider what valving is in there to match the weight of the oil.
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Service manual for '03 calls for Honda Pro SS-8 this is about a 10wt oil. For a track bike as we get into summer, I'd go with 10wt or 15wt since the weather is getting hot. The thickness of the fork oil, changes the damping curve. If your running stock fork valving, I'd start there. It doesn't hurt to try different fluid weights to see what you like. It's cheap and easy to change and play around with.

You thinking of doing forks this week? I need to work on my shock.

You can get it at any dealer. Like I already told you! Power Motor Sports up here by me has Spectro in stock. Kane County Cycles has some as well if I recall. You'll need right around a whole qt. So get 2 just in case. The manuals call for 2qt.

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that would depend on what you have done to your forks and what you use your bike for, mainly street,trackdays,racing. since I have my forks serviced by traxxion I use there oil with there components which is a 7w oil. I do mainly racing and trackdays.

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