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Best Fork Oil

  • Golden Spectro

    Votes: 15 26.3%
  • Motul Fork Oil Factory Line

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • Silkolene Fork Oil

    Votes: 5 8.8%
  • Torco RFF

    Votes: 2 3.5%
  • Maxima Racing Fork Fluid

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • Bel-Ray Fork Oil

    Votes: 6 10.5%
  • Ohlins

    Votes: 6 10.5%
  • Redline Suspension Fluid

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • Yamalube/Honda/Suzuki Fork Oil

    Votes: 3 5.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 14.0%
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moaaar shimz
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Here is a list of common fork/shock oils if you need reference/remember the name.

By best I mean you got the best results: better damping, lower stiction, overall better feel etc. Post another oil if you can't find it on the poll (I could only put 10 up there)



Thank you.
 

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Proud lame eBiker
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yeah...after RockOil...the G.S. is my very close second pick. Rock is a bit hard to locate and times, and G.S. is in about every moto shop I've ever gone into.
 

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Elitest thrill junkie
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It doesn't F-ing matter, they are all more similer than different. Yes, some of the weights vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but other than that it doesn't matter.
 

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I've used BelRay, GS, PJ1, ATF (Dexron, Quaker State Semi-Synth and Mobil 1 Synth), and probably a bunch of others. I know to stay away from Silkolene, but otherwise, like Jayem says, if one can match the weights, it's hard to tell the difference.

I just care that the seals are protected and friction is reduced over running a fork dry from the factory.
 

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...for I am a raindog too
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Jayem said:
It doesn't F-ing matter
I couldn't agree more-- I use spectro-- as it is what my local moto-cycle shop carries-- but I'd never hunt out a specific brand.

Haven't even heard of half of those brands.... I think it all comes down to maintenance-good maintenance practices with x brand of fork oil will keep your ride feeling nice.
 

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Equal opportunity meanie
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There's a big big BIG difference between the low end crap and something super high quality. Redline and Ohlins are by far the best, and so is Pro Circuit. For mine, since I change it often and I'm somewhat cheap on things that are disposable, I just go with the Pro Honda stuff available at any moto shop.
 

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DHidiot said:
There's a big big BIG difference between the low end crap and something super high quality. Redline and Ohlins are by far the best, and so is Pro Circuit. For mine, since I change it often and I'm somewhat cheap on things that are disposable, I just go with the Pro Honda stuff available at any moto shop.
Once again you live up to your forum name
 

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Elitest thrill junkie
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LonesomeCowboyBert said:
You must be bored, its just oil
No doubt.
 
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