Fork oil weight for Kayabas

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Fri May 22 08:01:30 PDT 2009

15 is pretty heavy.  7.5 to 10 would probably work a lot better

On May 22, 2009, at 7:54 AM, David Anstine wrote:

> I have a 2003 SV with a Kayaba front end from a 2003 GSXR10000. I 
> recently had the
> forks serviced, and am starting to notice too much damping over 
> washboards bumps,
> sharps bumps, etc. According to the shop, they put in a 'heavier' 
> weight fork oil, on
> the order of ~15wt. I see that RaceTech recommends around 5wt when 
> mounted on a GSXR.
> Does anyone have recommendations for viscosity/brand for this setup? 
> I'm around
> 200lbs....
> -dave

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