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GSX-R OEM steering dampers

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    GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    for those guys who have soaked their OEM dampers in a thicker oil, what have you used?

    I dont have my Ohlins on there right now & the stocker is pretty light.

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    15w to 20w fork oil........


    Also completly imerse the entire damper in the oil, while submerged in oil I ran the damper through its stroke multiple times. Each stroke it would suck in some oil and spit out some air. or set up a tube and funnel and work the Air out of it.....


    See..........> http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php...ht=dampers+oil







    makes me sound SMAT.........LOLOLOL

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    thanks piggy. will dealerships have fork oil, or did you buy some from Kates?

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    Either one but the stealership will have what you need and get a fresh bottle as its as break fluid and fork oil is Hydroscopic (sp)

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    I have mine with 15w. it is more than enough.

    I would think 20w would be way to tough.

    You can have the rest of my quart of 15w fork oil if you want. Was only used for the damper.

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    Yea....i would start with 15w and go from there

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    thanks guys. i'll go with 15w

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Either one but the stealership will have what you need and get a fresh bottle as its as break fluid and fork oil is Hydroscopic (sp)
    I have nothing to add to this thread except its hygroscopic. I don't know who came up with that cause hydro just sounds like it would be right.

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    Re: GSX-R OEM steering dampers

    so i drained out the very little "oil" yesterday. it looked like dark water. i submerged the drain plug in a container filled with the 15w fork oil & moved the damper up and down the piston. took maybe 15 minutes to remove the damper, drain the oil, fill with new oil, and reinstall the damper.

    thanks everyone for the tips.

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