Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Used to be 10W was standard for all fork oil, and most people used ATF, because it is basically 10W hydraulic oil. I had an old Silverwing years ago that the fork seals leaked so bad on that all the fluid came out after a few days. Rather than fixing the seals, because I didn't plan to keep it much longer anyway, I put 140W gear oil in the forks. That did not leak out. It was too thick to leak past the worn seals. It made the forks pretty stiff, but lasted until I sold it.
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PGR member since 2007