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Offline roppa157

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fork oil weight
« on: January 04, 2013, 16:17:49 »
Hello All
Picking my 650 strom explorer next friday registered 2010. In good condition with full  Suzuki service history, but it has 18000 miles on it. I am going to change the fork oil and I am wondering what weight oil people use for two up touring. I am assuming they have not been revalved,but the rear shock has been uprated to a Hagon. I am going to have too check the spring rating on the rear. I wish he had put a Nitron or Ohlins on. Two of us total 150kg plus luggage.
Thanks

Offline Locky

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Re: fork oil weight
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 17:53:53 »
Fit some  Hagon springs and 10w oil , it made a great difference to mine.

Offline cabra

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Re: fork oil weight
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 09:29:55 »
15 fork oil works for me. Much less front end dive and keeping more weight to the rear when solo - stops the back skipping under heavy braking.

Offline roppa157

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Re: fork oil weight
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 13:42:23 »
Thanks for your advice, now awaiting "my get up and go" to come back and will start a strip down and clean and assess wear on the bushes.

Offline Sven

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Re: fork oil weight
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 15:24:38 »
Changed my springs to Hagon & fitted 7.5 wt oil (as recommended by Hagon). Seems fine to me but will probably use 10 wt next time I change it. Think it can go up slightly & it saves having to buy 10wt & 5wt and then mix them!