Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Model: 1500 SE
go to the bike store, look at the lube selection, pick up 1 qt of 10 or 15 fork oil, experiment!!
They make oil specific to the actions of fork tube use, which is not the same as atf
Has anyone heard of using fork in something else? but several `substitutes` `that work` in forks
To me it was 15 bucks well spent on Belray fork fluid, 15w to go with the Progressive springs requirement
A straight oil change in forks is simple,,,just the rebuilding to fix leaks takes some time- after that = easy
Especially for those with air filler valves on the fork caps (remove valve from cap and pour new oil in thru there!)
You can make your own special caps- drill and thread a hole = then you have a fill and drain system that's 1-2-3