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front fork oil

Postby bagood » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:03 am

Hello all. what oil is for the front forks other than the honda oil? Thanks Bagood

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Re: front fork oil

Postby trike lady » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:40 am

Any motorcycle shop should carry fork oil. It comes by weight 5 being lightest and 30 the heaviest.
I have a mail order catalog and it lists two brands PJ1 and Maxima, PJ1 weights are 15, 20 & 30 and Maxima is 5, 10,15 & 20. I believe the weight used may be 10.
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Re: front fork oil

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:17 pm

There are a ton of different fork oils available. Google is your friend here. You do have to decide what viscosity you want though.
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Re: front fork oil

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:57 pm

bagood wrote:Hello all. what oil is for the front forks other than the honda oil? Thanks Bagood

I used transmission fluid two years ago and has been great so far. The stuff that came out was like mud!!!!!!!!

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