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Old 10-07-2017, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Fork Oil Fuild Selection Data

Ok, choosing fork oil... not that straight forward.
Fork fluid for the 600f is 10w... but manufacturer labeling can be misleading.
Bellow a table from peter verdone... and link:

http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/ind...spension_Fluid

unfortunately cannot post images... so just link.
http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/ima...osity-Data.gif

update on silkolene:
Silkolene fork fluid changed... now silkolene pro rsf... is just silkolene rsf...
Viscosity also changed a bit... here's a table:
www.fuchsnet.gr/data/PID/158441_PID.pdf


Typical Data:
SILKOLENE RSF-----------|--2.5--|---5---|--7.5--|--10---|--15---|
Characteristics--Unit---|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--Test method
Kinematic ----------------------------------------------------------IP71
Viscosity
at 100C--------mm2/s---|-5.34--|-8.56--|-10.92-|-13.69-|-19.5--|
at 40C---------mm2/s---|-13.6--|-24.1--|-35.1--|-47.4--|-93.1--|
ISO Viscosity Rating ---|--15---|--22---|--32---|--46---|--100--|
Viscosity Index (VI)----|--409--|--372--|--322--|--303--|--235--|---IP226
Specific Gravity at 15C|-0.819-|-0.851-|-0.844-|-0.871-|-0.874-|---IP160
Pour point ------C-----|-(-37)-|-(-45)-|-(-30)-|-(-39)-|-(-39)-|---IP15
SAE Rating--------------|--10W--|--20w--|--30w--|--40w--|--50w--|
Flash Point -----C-----|--75---|--120--|--132--|--140--|--185--|---IP34
Colour -----------------|Yellow-|-Blue--|Purple-|--Red--|-Amber-|

source: fuchs 2015


Higher viscosity index is better
Fluids from the same brand range can be mix for custom viscosity.
http://www.widman.biz/English/Calculators/Mixtures.html
Viscosity at 100... lower than 10 for softer feel (or light riders)... higher than 10 for firmer feel (or heavy riders)

Tips from dave moss:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXRxxmvBHCQ&t=186s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k_JvZ4Idfc

I like this brands:
spectro golden very light
redline medium
silkolene rsf 7.5

Just some info I gather, hope you guys find this useful.
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I use 15w synthetic by Fuchs. I prefer the firmer suspension, slower dampening. That is with the race tech goodies all around.
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Myself, i'm going to use fuchs silkolene rsf 10... from there I will or go down 2.5 or up 2.5 next time I change fork oil... will see how it goes.
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