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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shock oil wt. 5 or 10??

I just replaced my fork seals and I would like to know what you guys suggest on oil. Some say 5 some say 10??????? I'm 125lbs on a 1998 ZX9R what do ya think?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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I just replaced my fork seals and I would like to know what you guys suggest on oil. Some say 5 some say 10??????? I'm 125lbs on a 1998 ZX9R what do ya think?
Excellent question. I'm changing mine this off season too.



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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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Stock on my suzuki SV650S stock is 10 with standard upgrades being 15, 1/2 15 1/2 20 (for a 17), or with emulators the emulators recommend 20.
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I say check out a board devoted to your bike and ask that question. You are definitely light so you can use a real light oil.

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I was thinking 5 but I'll ask around at the 9R forums and see what they say. Thanks
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I used 10W on my 9R... sorry I missed the thread the first time...




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depends if you are having problems. stay with OEM (usually 10). tuning front end requires a combination of spring rates with fluid viscosity. heavier springs combined with lighter oil is great for very tight corners. it all depends on what you trying to accomplish. if theirs no problems, then don't change it. if you are bottoming out your front end, then go heavier, not lighter. lighter oil will make the front end more bouncy (requiring more compression/rebound adjustment).

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depends if you are having problems. stay with OEM (usually 10). tuning front end requires a combination of spring rates with fluid viscosity. heavier springs combined with lighter oil is great for very tight corners. it all depends on what you trying to accomplish. if theirs no problems, then don't change it. if you are bottoming out your front end, then go heavier, not lighter. lighter oil will make the front end more bouncy (requiring more compression/rebound adjustment).

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That's the kinda info I was looking for.



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now that's what I really needed to know Back M. No I'm not an agressive driver, call me Sunday driver. I think I'll stay with 10 I don't have a problem with it just wanted to know if their was a big advantage to going with 5.

P.S Running stock springs .

Thanks.

The next question is front brake pads,what's good for the semi agressive Sunday driver?
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now that's what I really needed to know Back M. No I'm not an agressive driver, call me Sunday driver. I think I'll stay with 10 I don't have a problem with it just wanted to know if their was a big advantage to going with 5.

P.S Running stock springs .

Thanks.

The next question is front brake pads,what's good for the semi agressive Sunday driver?
Go with Stainless Steel lines and HH rated pads...you'll notice a huge difference.



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OK Thanks.
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