View Full Version : question about FORK OILs

02-18-2015, 9:03 AM
What is a good fork oil for a Suzuki Savage? or they are all the same for all bikes?

02-18-2015, 12:03 PM
I use ATF.

02-18-2015, 12:46 PM
Use whatever your manual says to use.

02-18-2015, 3:33 PM
If you get actual fork oil, you can try different weights (i.e. - 10W / 15W) as they will affect how the front end rebounds. The manual will say what weight and how much you need to put in which is important.

02-18-2015, 3:38 PM
Some say straight oil, some say mix with automatic transmission fluid as it can help swell some seals for a better... well, seal. I typically throw the same oil in the tubes that goes in the belly of the beast... when in doubt Pendulum is spot on a good shop manual is your buddy.

02-18-2015, 10:24 PM
I use ATF.


I searched for ATF oil and there are a lot of brands. Which one do you recommend?

02-18-2015, 11:36 PM
For a savage? Those forks couldn't care less whats in them. You could run anything from 10-40 to hydraulic fluid and still be fine. Use the absolute cheapest oil you can find, chances are you won't be doing anything where quality matters. If you had complex valve systems in there it would matter, but they're so simple it doesn't matter a whole lot.

02-19-2015, 12:37 AM
ATF is shite
Maybe 15-20 years ago
Your bike will call for 10w fork oil, you can go all the way to 20w depending on your dampening preference.
Just remember to bleed the forks after you fill them to make sure they operate properly and don't carry any undue sprung...

Take it from someone that dies about 15 fork rebuilds a week, telescopic or not it actually matters and makes a difference what you put in your forks.

All fork oil is synth, and brand doesn't matter. Google your capacity before you buy so you know how much to buy cos that shit ain't cheap