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 Post subject: what weight oil
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:24 pm 
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what oil should i get when i rebuild my bomber 170mm travekl forks please


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Think most marzocchi forks take 7.5wt oil. Get some fork oil from your local motorbike store and save a few pounds :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Pop to thier website, look for the manuals as they have them all there going back to the mid 90's.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:04 pm 
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will do cheers
CRC havesome at like 5.99 is that expensive


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:30 pm 
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this one

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=7934


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:13 pm 
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thats the one i bought
its not too bad on price - works fine
but you can get a litre from ebay for about 11quid
so fair price i guess :?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:47 pm 
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what do i ask for in a motorbike shop? will a car shop not sell it/ Cant think of a bike shop round here


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:49 pm 
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car shop will most likely not hav it -its fork oil
just ask for a 7.5 weight fork oil at bike shop :wink:


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dirtydozen wrote:
what do i ask for in a motorbike shop?


Fork oil. The difference will be the price of a liter in a motorcycle shop will be about the same as the price of a half liter in a bicycle shop.

Maxima makes good oil and it comes in 7.5 wt.. If you're 200+ lbs., you may want to go with 10 wt., which is easier to come by, as a lot of shops don't stock 7.5 wt. You can make your own 7.5 wt. by mixing equal parts of 10 wt. and 5 wt. OF THE SAME BRAND.


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7.5wt standard
10wt if youre a big fat fatty :D


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