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  • bigyinn
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    If you have a search for Peter Verdone, you’ll find some interesting stuff regarding suspension oil weights etc on there.

    ndthornton
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    I use the correct weight oil but buy from my local motorbike shop as the bottles are bigger, cost less and do exactly the same job.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Hi Folks

    Has anyone experimented with different weight damping oil in RS forks?

    As I understand it there is no such thing as a standard 5wt oil (or any other weight for that matter)

    I was planning on using Motul 5wt for servicing my damper anyone tried any other weights or brands?

    Ta

    Rich

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    A bit of googling and I found this:

    Fork Oil Weights

    Not all fork oil weights are created equally.

    For example is you used Motul 5wt oil (available from you local motorbike factors) in place of RS 5wt its actually a fair bit thicker

    ndthornton
    Member

    ….then just turn the red knob back a bit 🙂

    PJM1974
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    I’ve run 10wt in my Revelations, with a corresponding drop in spring pressure and they felt pretty inert, but they gripped like poo to a blanket.

    I’ve since swapped back to 5wt, which has made the fork much more active and divey, plus the spring pressures have had to be increased significantly. Grip-wise they’re still pretty good though, so perhaps I’ve got the rebound dialed.

    I’ll be refilling with 7.5wt very soon as I don’t like the front end too active.

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