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Old September 10th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #1
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Fork oil

Found that my left fork seal is leaking after low siding and decided it was a good time to upgrade the front suspension. I ordered .75 race tech springs along with new seals and bushings but don't know what weight/brand/ fork oil to pair it with and a good starting oil level? I'm 145-150lbs no gear, track only.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Check the "similar threads" entries listed below these two postings.

If it were me, I'd go for a 10 or 15 weight fork oil.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 04:34 AM   #3
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If your looking for better dampening, I'd go with Ricor INTIMINATORs

http://store.ricorshocks.com/product...20-1001nin.htm

If those are not within your budget, the I'd start with 15w synthetic fork oil, and work from there.

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Old September 11th, 2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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fork oil . . .

Factory specs call for 10 weight oil & 106-110mm from the top of the oil to the top of the fork tube, with the fork compressed, no spring. If you are not comfortable with doing the work yourself, get experienced help.

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If you are not installing any emulators, you could use 12.5W or 15W at stock air gap. I use Maxima Racing (Blue Bottle) OR Torco. Honestly, BelRay/Maxima/Torco are all good brands.
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i bought 10w and 15w and plan to mix it.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #7
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i bought 10w and 15w and plan to mix it.
I like the way you think! Plus you'll have enough oil to do the fork again in a few years (or do another bike...).
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can i put the excess in the rear so the damping is matching front and back?
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Old September 12th, 2015, 04:48 PM   #9
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can i put the excess in the rear so the damping is matching front and back?
Ha! That's a good one.
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do these intiminatorthingamabobs fit the 300?
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