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Re: Fork Oil - what weight are you using?

To: "Art Pfenninger" <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>, <>
Subject: Re: Fork Oil - what weight are you using?
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 07:06:19 -0700
Now there's a letter to add fuel to the "Harleys vs. real motorcycles"
debate! The H-D dealer didn't know the weight of the oil he was selling?

Go to a real motorcycle shop - one that sells most any other brand of
motorcycle. The fork oil will be packaged in bottles (many of which even
have neat little spouts built into the caps so they're easier to pour into
shocks or carb dashpots), labelled 7.5 wt., 10 wt. 15 wt., 20 wt. or 30 wt.

Since the original Armstrong shock oil was the equivalent of 20 wt., and
since that also works well in carb dashpots, that's the one I'd suggest you

Oh yes, and if you ever want to buy a motorcycle, think twice about
...........Nah, better not say that; it might make someone mad enough to
waste bandwidth for a few days.......


-----Original Message-----
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
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Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: Fork Oil - what weight are you using?

> I got mine last week at the Harley Davidson store. They had
>regular and a second grade. The dealer had no idea what the weight was so
>I took the regular. It cost about $3.50 a pint so if it doesn't work out
>I'll just get another pint of the other grade. I really don't care if I
>can tell which side of a dime I run over, I would perfer a softer ride. My
>MGA sends me out off the seat when I hit a moderate bump. I'm not looking
>for that in the B
>On Wed, 15 Apr 1998 wrote:
>> Hi folks.
>> I'm about to refill my lever shocks and am going to follow the wisdom
>> of the list and use motorcycle fork oil.
>> The question is - what weight?  Any testimonials?
>> Chris
>> '76 Midget

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