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My LBS dosent stock fork oil besides a bike store where can i get oil... Some where like an automotive shop maybe

And what kind of oil do you guys use?
 

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pro honda works well, i prefer 5 wt. golden spectro works well to, but i prefer it for my moto
 

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Kawaski..... golden spectro sythetic fork oil....I prefer 7.5 wt.
 

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Buying mountain bike fork oil is one of the biggest rip-offs next to selling dirt. Definitely get it at a motorcycle shop, you can get a gallon for what you would pay for 500mL.
 

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dirtydownhill said:
Buying mountain bike fork oil is one of the biggest rip-offs next to selling dirt. Definitely get it at a motorcycle shop, you can get a gallon for what you would pay for 500mL.
very true
 

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dirtydownhill said:
Buying mountain bike fork oil is one of the biggest rip-offs next to selling dirt. Definitely get it at a motorcycle shop, you can get a gallon for what you would pay for 500mL.
I'll have to keep that in mind


In other news, I elect DirtyDownhill for the best sig ever
 

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I weigh 190 pounds and do alot of drops and stuff with my 66RV....what weight would you suggest for me? I'm thinking 10wt???
 

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dirtydownhill said:
Buying mountain bike fork oil is one of the biggest rip-offs next to selling dirt. Definitely get it at a motorcycle shop, you can get a gallon for what you would pay for 500mL.
Wish I had thought of that.
 

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jamesdc said:
Its called golden spectro 125/150 and the 5 wt is 85/150 I think
Ah! Thanks! and I forgot, I discovered 5wt to work better in Zoke forks, so double thanks. :thumbsup:
 

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I weigh 190 pounds and do alot of drops and stuff with my 66RV....what weight would you suggest for me? I'm thinking 10wt???
im 180 and i hit some ok size drops i use 15w in a totem air but i dont like my forks soft
 

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how do you know what wt. oil to use? is there a graph or something to look? Because I just got a Demo 8 I with a 888 RCV and its super stiff for me at 148lbs (geared). A shop recomended a softer spring and thicker oil. What should I be looking for? Of course theres a lot of preferences in terms of riders style and I plan to do a lot of drops but race DH as well.
 

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how do you know what wt. oil to use? is there a graph or something to look? Because I just got a Demo 8 I with a 888 RCV and its super stiff for me at 148lbs (geared). A shop recomended a softer spring and thicker oil. What should I be looking for? Of course theres a lot of preferences in terms of riders style and I plan to do a lot of drops but race DH as well.
softer spring or thinner oil...
 

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I work as a plant mechanic and decided that our supplier of oils would stock fork oil. They told me the equivalent grades. I ended up using hydraulic 32 oil. Works out to be 10wt i think. Its been fine, because its so cheap you can change it more regular anyway.
 

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I work as a plant mechanic and decided that our supplier of oils would stock fork oil. They told me the equivalent grades. I ended up using hydraulic 32 oil. Works out to be 10wt i think. Its been fine, because its so cheap you can change it more regular anyway.
Quality fork oil ain't that expensive. I picked up a few quarts of Motorex fork oil fairly cheap from a Motorcycle parts shop. For my bikes, it will last a couple of years. I will never again buy factory Fox or Marzocchi oil... waste of money.
 

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Quality fork oil ain't that expensive. I picked up a few quarts of Motorex fork oil fairly cheap from a Motorcycle parts shop. For my bikes, it will last a couple of years. I will never again buy factory Fox or Marzocchi oil... waste of money.

I agree i bought a quart of synthetic oil from my local dirtbike shop for 4.99 and the LBS sells a quart of fox oil for 22.99!!!
 

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Red Line Fork Oil. They have a base oil that only a few oil manufactures use. It costs a bit more, but it has some amazing properties.

Less thermal expansion so your settings remain more constant

Less friction

Less foaming

Lasts longer

Even my Boxxers survived running this stuff.
 
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