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· Moderating: Fair & Just
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I don't know who has seen the cost of fork oil lately. What I'm wondering is:
Does everyone use Fork oil specific oil? or Will any oil do you?
 

· Fast Old Guy
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the only reason to use fork specific oil is, the viscosity of it is controlled accurately,
when tuning my race bikes forks I used motor oil from 20 up to 90 even added STP at one point to try to control a specific problem at the track.
so any old oil will do ,but you won't know exactly what you have

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If you think motorcycle fork oil is expensive, check out the price of bicycle fork oil. I've started using Maxima (left over from my motorcycle fork jobs) in my MTB shocks using the chart above to make sure I'm using the correct viscosity. It works just fine at about 25% of the price of the fancy red Fox bicycle stuff.

As FOG said, any old oil will do. The trick is making sure you are getting the desired viscosity.
 
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