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    oil me up baby

    i have decided to replace the oil/fluids in my fork( drop off triple). what oil should i put in it for someone that ways 145 and does alot of free riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    i have decided to replace the oil/fluids in my fork( drop off triple). what oil should i put in it for someone that ways 145 and does alot of free riding?

    10w30 penzoil
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    well, heavier oil (10wt and up) will increase the amount of rebound damping. so if you though that the fork sprung back a little quick for your taste then use heavier oil. 7.5 wt is the stock oil, i put 10wt in my dirt jumpers (similar damping design to D.O.T) and didnt see much change

    also, you can use lighter oil and have faster rebound if thats your style. lighter oil will allow higher sensitivity (better for high speed bumps).

    you have to choose one or the other with these types of marzocchi forks, if you want to have your cake and eat it too, then it will cost you (HSCV damping cartridges).

    oh, and go to the local moto shock and get fork oil for cartridge forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtboutkast
    10w30 penzoil
    please dont put motor oil in your fork.

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    7.5 to 10w oil, somewhere in that range.
    i've never used engine oil, but the last fork we rebuilt in our posse, we put 10w BMW transmission fluid in the fork. no joke. we heard about it from the guys at stratus. they said most fork oils disolve aluminum. this explains why the oil is silver after a year of riding. they then went on to state that transmission fluid does not disolve aluminum. aperantly that's what they use. it seems to work. we'll see if it's silver in the next rebuild.

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