Replacing fork oil in Glee
Have a 2014 650, would like to replace the fork oil, not because I need to but with the hope of improving fork performance at minimal cost.
Body weight is 175 lbs, have preload adjusters at 3 turns in from full out for a sag of 1.5", so do not see a need for stronger springs. Before springing (no pun intended) for Cogent cartridges, want to try just changing oil. Have researched for specifics but have a couple of questions: Seems Centistoke is the preferred viscosity unit for fork oil, and factory oil is around 35 Cst based on older posts on this site. Is this true for the newer 650 (Glee) as well as older ones? Is there any benefit from going lighter? Have ordered a liter each of Maxima racing fork oil, 5 and 10 wt, which corresponds to Cst of 16 and 37, to give me options. Is 140mm air gap still the right oil level for the newer 650s? Do the caps go on with fork fully extended, so as to seal in the maximum amount of air?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer guidance
Last edited by mpom; 07-10-2016 at 09:32 PM.
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