Changing your engine oil is a task you probably have down to a science. However, changing your fork oil is another story. This is a service that can sometimes be overlooked due to a lack of knowledge on the subject.
A lot of movement occurs within your forks and this constant movement creates a considerable amount of friction and heat. The viscosity and consistency of your fork oil changes when heated, and over time will loose its resistance to flow. The oil may leak or can become contaminated from debris due to faulty fork seals, or even become contaminated from little metal shavings that accumulate over time as the springs rub against the fork tube. So while this is a service that is done far less often than the regular changing of your engine oil, it is one that should not be overlooked. The typical recommended fork oil change for cruiser style motorcycles should be done every 20,000 to 25,000 miles.
You will want to refer to your owner’s manual for the proper viscosity of motorcycle fork oil for your machine and riding conditions, but at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, we’ve got what you are looking for. We carry a wide variety of fork and suspension fluids to keep your suspension performing at its best. Browse our selection of fork oils today to find great products from the top fluid brands in the industry.
Don in AZ
Admittedly I don't change my fork fluid out every 15 hours like the manual suggests. More like every 40-60 when the seal goes. So when I do pull it apart both parts of the chamber (main area and dampening cartridge) are changed out. The last swap had 60 hours on them with SKF seals, and the fluid was in decent shape, and everything inside looked good. I'll stick with it going forward.Read All Reviews