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Old 04-16-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question Good fork oil

Getting rid of this stock fork oil and replacing with some good name brand oil.


What are you fast guys using? How often do you change it, about every 7-8 or so TDs?

Mind you this is stock suspension



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Old 04-16-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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I've always used Belray or Ohlins fluids.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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Isn't the service interval for forks more like once a season? I thought I had read that for my Ohlins cartridges.
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Jimmy C says too do it every 6hrs. I think he uses Traxxion or Golden Spectro.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
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Wow, every six hours. That's like every three track days. Do you follow that regimen, Gabe?
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Dang 6 hours, I instruct too so that's like 2 TDs lol.


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Would Íhlins be ok for stock forks? I've seen Belray in stores
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Not as closely as he would like. That would be after every race weekend. , if we did 2 track days in a row that would probably put us over his limit.
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If you are using Olens or Traxxion catridges once or twice a season any of that other generic or stock junk every other weekend. Anything that isn't an anodized cilynder will shed aluminum into the oil very quickly.
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I found out where the "once a year" service interval came from on my Ohlins.... it's for the rear shock. I can't find anything yet on the service interval for the cartridges.
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Amsoil stuff, if you want it i have a friend that sells it :-)
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Good fork oils

Silkolene Pro RSF (Penske)
Redline
Motorex Racing
Ohlins (Duh Ohlins)
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Maxima (Traxxion)

All are good, but you need to use the correct weight. All of the above are different even if they say the same weight. If doing it yourself pick a brand and try a weight. Then you can change it, if you don't like it.

But, to get your forks to work properly, take them to a suspension tuner.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Some can even revalve your stock stuff if on a budget.
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I hear there is a guy in San Antonio that is pretty good with suspension.
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Maxgs, the interval that Ohlins told me for my carts was twice a year.
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He just resealed mine this week, I managed to blow out my seals and my forks puked everywhere. Keith is the only guy I would recomend. And yes he's in San Antonio. Thanks again Keith.
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afford it..?? it barely takes 2 quarts of fluid.. i hope everyone can afford it.. haha i will do mine once a season..
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