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Old 04-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Preferred Fork Oil

I was at cycle gear today and was tempted to get some Maxima fork oil but I decided to say no to that. So my question is where can I LOCALLY get a hold of the good stuff like Ohlins, Racetech, etc.

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You can get Racetech from Patrick but I'm pretty sure he usually uses Belray. I know that's what he delivered to me when I order some from him.
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exactly. Close thread lol
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We keep Bel Ray, Race Tech and Ohlins fork oils in stock.
We keep the Race Tech stuff in the suspension shop, not on the floor.
Come on by and we'll get you fixed up.
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We keep Bel Ray, Race Tech and Ohlins fork oils in stock.
We keep the Race Tech stuff in the suspension shop, not on the floor.
Come on by and we'll get you fixed up.
How much oil would you generally use for one set of 50mm forks?

If I like the results I may do this to 2 sets of forks.

After the suspension setup on the ZX-10R you guys did, my front end still feels kinda stiff in the turns and I feel every little bump, it may be the stock tires on it but I am unsure. Pressure is currently at 33 PSI
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As light as you are the front end is sprung / valved too heavily for you.
Changing the oil will not have any affect on that.
In the end, your best bet will be to respring and revalve it.
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As light as you are the front end is sprung / valved too heavily for you.
Changing the oil will not have any affect on that.
In the end, your best bet will be to respring and revalve it.
My intention is to change out the fork oil on the set of forks I picked up for the ZX-6R. I was wishfully thinking it would possibly help on the ZX-10R.

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While I'm on the topic of oil, I did a 3800 mile Oil Change today with Motul 5100 ESTER Synthetic Blend 10W40. Clutch pulls in a lot smoother and the shifting is VERY smooth!
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Well it is a Kawasaki. Basically all you need to do to it is Wash it and Watch it do its own oil changes and maintences lol
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Well it is a Kawasaki. Basically all you need to do to it is Wash it and Watch it do its own oil changes and maintences lol
GO GREEN (Or Orange lol)
Actually I was surprised how smooth it shifted for a KAWI!

Then 10R is setup completely different than my ZX-6R (obviously) the oil filter is right above where the headers go 4-1 and it was a PITA to remove a filter that didn't have the hex head at the end of it. Even If I'da bought the oil filter wrench I think I'd have a of a time getting it to sit on the filter considering what a crammed space its in. But once I got the filter off it was cake, layed some alum foil over the headers and only got 2 small drips on my purty stock titanium headers I used a K&N oil filter with the hex head on it and tightening and loosening it is CAKE.

It's been fun adjusting to the new bike, whether i'm up on one, I mean two or parked

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