Its time for my 30k service,gonna change antifreeze and fork oil as well.Can someone tell me the most popular wght of oil and about how much it will take per side? Thanx in advance ya'll!
With each fork off, I put some paint thinner in each one and pumped it---gray mud came out--and did it again. Then I put in some cheap light hydraulic oil (I bought a quart of hydraulic jack oil), flushed & pumped until that came out clean. Drained very well, then filled with fork oil.flush out each fork after I drained and pumped them...a lot a crap comes out!
Why ATF? Fork ol is cheap enough, easy enough to find, and particularly designed for the application. ATF might work OK. But I'm not sure it has enough film strength to keep the various sliding parts from wearing each other. Nor is it clear what SAE weight equivalent you end up with. Of course, your bike, your choice. But a lot of work to go through for a maybe sub-optimal result.Hey thanx alot,since it calls for 10 wt. I'll use atf @ 17.18 oz a side