What can I use instead of fork oil? Stumbled upon a few different conversations on differrent websites about using AFT for a substitution for fork oil. Herd the mobil synthetic ATF is almost equivilent to 7 weight Fork oil.
What oil can I use for rockshox?
Registered. rockshox uses maxima oil starting at 5wt and up.
Can I use motor oil in rockshox?
I would not recommend doing it. Motor oils contain lots of additives that could have unknown side effects in a fork. Plus the advertised weight of lubricating oils is not an exact measure of viscosity. See here, scroll down to "Rockshox oil".
Can you use any oil for fork oil?
ATF is close to most 7-10w oils. If you must, use that as your damper oil. For straight lubricating oil (like in the lowers of a Fox 40), motor oil is just fine.
Is hydraulic oil the same as fork oil?
Firstly, fork oil is hydraulic oil, it does the same job in both circumstances but is under less stress in a pair of motorcycle forks.
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Is Jack oil the same as fork oil?
it's the same thing. Just make sure you get the right weight. 10 wt is what you want.
What kind of oil do you use in a mountain bike fork?
mulit-viscosity synthetic motor oil.” You only need to use fine tuned weights of fork oil in the damper unit itself.
Do bike forks need oil?
For the external seals to repel dirt effectively, and for the internal bushes to remain frictionless, they must both remain well lubricated. Many modern forks contain only 5 or 10ml of oil for lubrication; but this is all it needs to keep the system running smooth.
What weight of fork oil should I use?
Most suspension fluids that are lighter than 5wt are designed specifically to be used in a shock. Fork oils heavier than 5wt get too thin when they get hot. Stick with 5wt fork oil.
Does fork oil go bad?
It doesn't go bad. Use what you've got.
What does different weight fork oil do?
What is motorcycle fork oil?
Fork oil is a lubricant that is used inside the tubes of conventional front forks on a motorcycle. Each motorcycle brand has its own specifications for the grade of oil to be used in a particular model, as well as the amount. Each leg of the fork needs to have the oil changed or replaced periodically.
Can you use motor oil in MTB forks?
Motor oil is unlikely to damage your fork, but it will ride like crap. Damper/Shock/Fork oil (names vary depending on brand) is normally one viscosity and contains anti-foaming additives to keep it's behaviour consistent.
What kind of oil do you use in a dirt bike fork?
Maxima Hydraulic is the best fork oil for dirt bikes in 2020. You don't just replace fork oil when you replace your seals, or when you think it's “been a while”. Different weight fork oil, will literally change the way your suspension feels.
Can you use ATF for hydraulic fluid?
4. ATF makes a fantastic hydraulic oil. A gallon of ATF is hard to find for less than $20, but five gallons of hydraulic oil can be had for less than $40. However, ATF is closer in quality to synthetic hydraulic fluid, and with this consideration, ATF can be seen as fairly reasonable in price.
Is ATF thicker than hydraulic fluid?
ATFs are usually less viscous and designed to work under lower pressures and temperatures than hydraulic fluids. The operating temperature range of hydraulic fluids is larger i.e. they maintain their viscosity better in a broader temperature range.
What is fork fluid?
The fork oil inside the fork works directly with the valves to provide consistent damping when you're riding. It controls the fork spring's energy and converts it to heat that the fork oil absorbs. It does this without regard for temperature, terrain, or what type of motorcycle you choose to ride.
What is in hydraulic oil?
Hydraulic fluid consists of 99% base stock with about 1% additives. The most common base stock for modern hydraulic fluid is mineral oil, which is referred to as a Group I base oil. Other types of base stock may be required for specialty purposes and may include fluids such as propylene glycol or silicone oils.
Can I use slick honey on RockShox?
Originally developed for motorcycle suspension systems, Slick Honey is unmatched in its ability to provide nearly frictionless movement while staying in place longer than other greases. Recommended by these top suspension service departments: – RockShox.
How do you lubricate RockShox?
You can use a light oil and massage it into the stanchions and shock body with your fingers. Alloy will absorb some of the oil then wipe clean the excess. FinishLine makes a specific "Stanchion Lube" but really any light oil works well.
Can you use WD-40 on bike forks?
WD-40 should only be used to free up frozen parts like old shifters and/or derailleurs that have been abused. It can also be used as a degreaser on bearings before repacking with grease. Otherwise keep in the garage AWAY from your bike. There are better products to use on your bike and NO 3 in 1 oil is NOT one of them.
How do you service a rockshox fork?
How do I lubricate my front suspension bike?
Can you use chain oil on forks?
What is the difference between 10W and 15W fork oil?
Without looking up the difference in Centi-stokes, from a practical standpoint, the thicker oil slows down both compression and rebound. 15W would deliver a slightly less compliant ride, so, high-speed compression could feel more "jarring", and a series of hard bumps would gradually "pack-down" the suspension travel.
What viscosity is fork oil?
Most cartridge type forks use a viscosity of 16 [email protected]
What weight is Screamin Eagle Fork oil?
Screamin' Eagle® Performance Fork Oil - A heavier oil (15wt) provides extra damping in performance application. Part # 99881-87 . Works well to take the dive out of the front end on breaking.
How do I know if my forks need oil?
Some indicators for basic bath oil/seal service = leaking around seals, excessive oily dirt goo build up on top of seals that reappears on every ride, visible wear on stanchions(by that time it's too late).
What happens if you don't change fork oil?
This is a small circular ring that attaches to the bottom of the fork tube to keep the oil inside of the tube while you're riding. Without this fork seal properly secured, your fork will leak that oil down the fork tube, and potentially onto your brake rotor and brake pads.
How often should you change fork oil?
The oil in your fork loses lubricity, gets dirty, and should be changed every 10,000 miles or once a year.
Does fork oil weight matter?
Fork oil viscosity matters
The fluid's viscosity (often thought of as its thickness) influences how fast or slow the oil flows through the shock valves. If you like slower rebounds, use a heavier fluid.
What does the W mean in fork oil?
Free Member. Heavier weight oil, ie bigger numbers, are thicker. Thicker oils will need more force to squeeze through a certain size hole or for the same force will go through more slowly. Hence the heavier oil will provide more damping than a lighter oil.