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I am in the process of rebuilding my 03 Manitou Skareb Super. In the service manuals it says to use "5wt Motorex fork oil." I have looked at a couple LBS in Calgary and have not found anything similar, not even any 5wt oils. What are some other fork oils that will work?

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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy a bottle of their 5 wt oil. Same stuff. If you want it to be a little firmer and the rebound to be a bit slower, you can use a more viscous oil, or a heavier weight. Like a 7.5. If you want it to be a bit more plush and have a faster rebound, then use a lighter weight oil.
 

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ned13b said:
I am in the process of rebuilding my 03 Manitou Skareb Super. In the service manuals it says to use "5wt Motorex fork oil." I have looked at a couple LBS in Calgary and have not found anything similar, not even any 5wt oils. What are some other fork oils that will work?

-Nathan
Try checking at a motorcycle shop that services off-road motor cycles. That was what the LBS here told me and what the local NAPA auto parts store told me.
 

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Try checking at a motorcycle shop that services off-road motor cycles. That was what the LBS here told me and what the local NAPA auto parts store told me.
Thanks, turns out I could've bought it accross the street from the LBS I was at. For the record I bought some Bel-Ray 5w fork Oil.
 

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ned13b said:
Thanks, turns out I could've bought it accross the street from the LBS I was at. For the record I bought some Bel-Ray 5w fork Oil.
I got some Bel-Ray 5wt too a while back, but mine is not synthetic. I've since bought synth fork oils at both Blackfoot cycle (I think they carry Golden Spectro, Red Line, and maybe others) and Walt Healy (Motul). I just found that the non-synth isn't as good in cold weather (and freezing does happen year round here as you must know), so if you find the Bel-Ray stiffening up when it's chilly, try one of the shops I listed for synth oils.
 
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