fork oil

JOHN SOLIDAY johnsoliday at
Sat Mar 1 01:48:28 PST 2008

I've always used a "lighter" oil in the forks myself.  I don't weigh much at 145lbs give or take but I've ran something between 10 and 15 for years and it works much better than 20+.


> From: zx11e at
> To: scapco at; gpzlist at
> Subject: RE: fork oil
> Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 13:17:39 -0800
> Way to go on the weight loss, Scaps!!  
> Alot of guys go to lengths to lessen the weight of their bikes, when all they need to do is look at the man in the mirror!  Me included....
> Scappie wrote....
> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 20:05:12 GMTFrom: scapco at ecentral.comSubject: RE: fork oilTo: gpzlist at micapeak.comMessage-ID: <20080228200512.87B97C3C4C at> I'm with Steve, set it up for the majority of your riding and your style. I retained my stock springs when I installed the emulators and found it worked great for me since I rarely have a passenger. Now that there is 25 lbs less of me than there was at the Durango rally, it's even better. If I were you Paul H. I would consider going back to the stock springs and a 12.5wt oil mixture and I think you'd be surprised at how much better it was. Charles S.

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