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shocks-fork oil

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:03 pm
by hal
would love to know what weight fork oil for topping off the shocks on my 1607

Re: shocks-fork oil

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:49 pm
by John Harley
Hal

Around these parts (Jersey Nouvelle) we use hydraulic jack fluid, which is easily found at car parts supply houses. If you are more industrious and curious, you could visit a high class motorcycle emporium and find someone to have an extended discussion with. If the jack oil leaks out quickly, you might be able to forstall a rebuild by trying progressively heavier motor oils, starting with a 10W.

The shocks should be checked and topped yearly when you service the rest of the car. Like other mechanical items the best way to prevent wear in the shocks is to keep them full of oil.


Regards

John Harley

Re: shocks-fork oil

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:53 am
by Dave Czirr
I don't that motor oil is a good idea. The majority of folks I know use hydraulic jack oil but my preference is Mobil DTE-24 (SAE10) or DTE-25 (SAE20) hydraulic oil.