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    Dart 2 Oil?

    I'm doing a quick rebuild on a Rock Shox Dart 2 fork and was wondering if there are any substitute oils that can be used as shock oil. SRAM calls for 5 WT in the uppers and 15 WT in the lowers but i was looking to go slightly heavier as im a bigger dude Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    None of the local shops have any oil in stock and i was hoping to finish the rebuild this afternoon and go ride. The fork doesn't need to be perfect as the person buying the bike already has a replacement fork lined up for it. This is just so it can be ridden for a while

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    Motorcycle shop. They carry fork oil.

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    ATF works in a pinch, at least it did in m/c forks. Can't be picky about viscosity though.

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    The only motorcycle shop in the area was closed today. I ended up using ATF and it seems to work pretty well. It held up well on the ride anyway!

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    I used Bel-Ray motorcycle fork oil. 5w for last year and now just tried a mix of 5 and 10 to get something along 7w.

    But yeah, motorcycle fork oil is the same thing has bicycle fork oil.
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    Dart 2 has a very primitive rebound damper only...I doubt it matters much but for the record Rockshox uses Maxima fork oil these days. Very common in most US motorcycle shops.

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, but I wanted to see for myself.
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