Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Jeff, ATF will work. The newer low viscosity ATFs like Dexron-VI will give slightly less damping. 10 wt fork oil is standard.
While you have the fork apart, take a look at the two bushings in each fork leg. If they're worn down to the brass backing, renew them as well. Easy job, especially if you have access to an impact wrench for spinning off the bolt that holds the damper rod.
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