help with fork oil please


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triax01
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help with fork oil please

Postby triax01 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:58 pm



hey all

ok so i removed the drain plug on my forks and lo and behold the fork oil came out! the only concern i have now is .... i thought the fluid in the forks should be ATF (automatic transmission fluid) am i wrong in thinking this? when i drained the fork oil, it seems to be a motor oil NOT, ATF . motor oil is a honey colour and ATF is red

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Re: help with fork oil please

Postby trike lady » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:15 pm

You can buy fork oil in the motorcycle shop, it comes in different 'Weights'.
Nothing wrong with using ATF
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Re: help with fork oil please

Postby triax01 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:21 pm

ok i did buy ATF fluid, my only concern is that the PO used motor oil instead of ATF fluid well i have the forks drained now so i will use what i bought and see if this helps the ride in any way . thanks

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Re: help with fork oil please

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:33 pm

triax01 wrote:ok i did buy ATF fluid, my only concern is that the PO used motor oil instead of ATF fluid well i have the forks drained now so i will use what i bought and see if this helps the ride in any way . thanks


How do you know it was motor oil, and not just dirty fork oil? I don't know that I could easily tell the difference.




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