proper grade of fork oil

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proper grade of fork oil

Postby king » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:44 am

Back in May.. I had my '83 interstate into a independent repair shop. I had it there for carb cleaning, syncronizing etc. Also, new fork springs, (progressive) seals and dust wipers. When riding the front feels kind of hard. I have only 7 pounds of air pressure up front. I thought to check the repair receipt for all that had been done, plus the list of parts and fluids used. On the receipt i noticed they had used 20 weight fork oil.. With the progressives now up front. is this a repair shop error?.. Should they have used a lighter fork oil? I run the 'TRAC" setting on#2... Ride is not all that soft. Even though i would like it to be.. I get complaints at times from my girl when riding two up..

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Re: proper grade of fork oil

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:21 pm

Generally when people put progressive springs in, they will use a lighter grade of fork oil. It's really a matter of personal preference.

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