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Guaire

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Reply #1410 on: September 15, 2021, 12:16:18 am
Taurim -

"Thicker Motul fork oil"

What weight?
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Reply #1411 on: September 15, 2021, 10:26:56 am
Somebody wrote that ideal looks viscosity at 40°C, 22up25, for me looks Repsol 5W, I will try it...
Did you find some normal price of fork sealing? Its more expensive that Japanese bikes...
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Reply #1412 on: September 15, 2021, 10:39:00 am
I use Motul Fork Oil SAE 15W.

Frankly next time I will use even thicker grade like 20W.


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Reply #1413 on: September 15, 2021, 02:40:50 pm
I use Motul Fork Oil SAE 15W.

Frankly next time I will use even thicker grade like 20W.

Is it more stable or just hard as a rock?
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Reply #1414 on: September 15, 2021, 04:13:23 pm
With it the fork is a little less a pair of "bicycle pumps"  ;D

It's French motorcycle slang literately translated (meaning very weak damping). I don't know if there is an English slang equivalent ?


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Reply #1415 on: September 15, 2021, 04:25:38 pm
I use Motul Fork Oil SAE 15W.

Frankly next time I will use even thicker grade like 20W.

I think the manual said something like 2W.  ::) ::) ::)
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Reply #1416 on: September 15, 2021, 04:37:52 pm
I read somewhere that not every oil brand use the same scale  ???


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Reply #1417 on: September 15, 2021, 04:42:12 pm
I read somewhere that not every oil brand use the same scale  ???

Maybe? That could explain why i've not seen 2W anywhere around. Could be some unknown standard? UFO = Unidentifiable Fork Oil.  :o
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Reply #1418 on: September 15, 2021, 04:51:14 pm
I just checked the Haynes manual (copy/paste) :

Continental GT : SAE 10, 15 or 20 fork oil (2W-35 Gabriel fork oil - manufacturer's recommendation)

It's obviously an Indian brand : https://www.anandgroupindia.com/gabrielindia/aftermarkets/?pcatid=all&vcatid=all


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Reply #1419 on: September 15, 2021, 06:14:27 pm
it looks that in Gabriel catalog 2W=two wheels, 4W=four wheels, PC-personal cars, CV-cargo vans..
https://www.anandgroupindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Gabriel-catalogue.pdf

datasheet, but oil viscosity missing :-\
https://s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/assets.hplubricants/s3fs-public/SHOCK%20OILS%20APPROVED%20BY%20GABRIEL-15-05-2019.pdf

some other oils comparation
https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/

Gabriel it looks is product or brand of
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Reply #1420 on: September 15, 2021, 06:21:28 pm
Viscosity 36 CSt @ 40°C.

So it is similar to Motul Fork Oil Expert – medium = 10W, Bel-Ray High Performance Fork Oil 10 W, Castrol Fork Oil 10, Shell Advance Fork 10


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Reply #1421 on: September 15, 2021, 10:26:26 pm
The service and owner's manual for my B5 says to use 10W-30 motor oil. To me fork oil doesn't seem like it really needs multi-viscosity oil.  ???

BTW, my 2002 Yamaha FZ1 uses "0" weight fork oil.  ??? That was a new one on me. It looked to be about the same viscosity as water. The first time it was changed at 18K miles the lubricant (I won't call it oil) was really black and dirty.  :'(
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Reply #1422 on: September 15, 2021, 10:44:26 pm
For B5, C5,  the Haynes Manual says : SAE 20 fork oil  ;)


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Reply #1423 on: September 16, 2021, 09:15:30 am
Fork producers like Showa normally prescribed motor oil like 10w30 ass oil filling for front forks.
I'm not sure how it looks at competition bikes, but for soft enduro, naked and classic it were usual..
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Reply #1424 on: September 16, 2021, 03:04:51 pm
Yamaha hasn't made things easier by hiding their fork oil weights. The sell it by the can.
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/parts/yamalube-01-suspension-oil-p
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