what fork weight oil is best to use in 2010 1800


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what fork weight oil is best to use in 2010 1800

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changing the oil in my forks, I usually put 15 wt oil in but it seems to hit the bumps hard, should I use 10wt


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Re: what fork weight oil is best to use in 2010 1800

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From the factory, GL1800's come with 10 weight oil, so assuming you have original springs/dampers, it's no doubt you're going to get a harsh ride with 15 weight oil.

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let me know when your out this way we can hook up, thanks I had a feeling it was 10
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beachbuddy0253 wrote:let me know when your out this way we can hook up, thanks I had a feeling it was 10
We go out to the Richfield Tavern for their Friday night jazz nights when there's someone good playing. :)
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Re: what fork weight oil is best to use in 2010 1800

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i'm about ten minutes from there, I used to be 2 minutes. right off broadview rd. I do have another question. in the right tube is the dampner rod. how do I get the cap to screw onto it. I don't remember. do you pull it up and start the cap on it ????. I did put 10 wt in it I think it will be a smoother ride. also I have a goodyear vector on the rear I used to run the runflats but the mileage sucked so this is a standard radial 60,000 tire I love it. I met another rider who was looking to go dark but I lost track of him. he met up with you a few times.


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