Before you go any further, not all 7.5W oil (or 10W) is equal.
There are VERY loose criterion on what makes up oil weight.
If you go for a decent quality fork oil like Silkolene Pro RSF (probably the best) or Rock Oil or the like, you’ll probably only want 5W oil as that’ll be as thick and consistent as the cheap crap 7.5W that came in your forks from the factory.
10W will make them spike BADLY going over bumps, it’ll feel horrible, unless you’re about 18 stone in which case use thicker oil.Posted 5 years ago
More info for you…
It’s the “centistokes” you’re interested in.
You’ll see that a good quality 10W can be more than twice the thickness of a cheap 7.5W, and even some 5W will be thicker than cheap 7.5W stuff.
FWIW, Silkolene Pro RSF is widely known to be the best Fork Oil, so it’s worth checking it out. You won’t want anything heavier than 5W oil though. You might even want to mix 2.5W with 5W to get a desired rate!Posted 5 years ago
Sorry, have I hurt your feelings?
I wouldn’t big yourself up too much -al.
EDIT I can’t believe you got hissy over the above, have a word!
😆 Hissy? I don’t do hissy. Happy to race ANY DAY.Posted 5 years ago
How old are you -al?
Cheers mboy, I’ll have to get down to a decent motorbike shop or oil provider.
EDIT: Can I put you on the list of yappy little lap dogs that follow me around -al? It’s quite an exclusive group of leg humping little lap dogs, feel free to join.
This stuff is pretty good… It’s what TFTuned always used to use.
Silkolene Pro RSF easily available on ebay anyway…Posted 5 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
CRC have 7.5wt rock oil in stock – £5.99. Sounds pretty agreeable to me!Posted 5 years ago
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