Thin shock oil recommendation

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3/22/2020 8:27 AM

I was recommended Motorex sd1 for a mid 80's WP shock. It seems to only come in 5L jugs though. Rather than spend $75 on oil, can someone recommend a very thin similar oil that I can buy in a smaller bottle?

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3/22/2020 8:39 AM

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3/22/2020 1:48 PM

The best light weight shock oil I have found is SILKOLENE RSF 2.5wt.

Second is Maxima 100% synthetic racing shock fluid 3wt.

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3/22/2020 7:25 PM

I use KYB oil in everything regardless of brand of component or fork or shock... it’s never let me down!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

3/23/2020 8:02 AM

Golden Spectro 125/150 for Ohlins / WP and KYB and 85/150 for Showa

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3/23/2020 9:44 AM

Golden Spectro cartridge fork fluid 125/150? I noticed they also sell an "ultra light" shock fluid but no idea on weight.

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3/23/2020 8:39 PM

Micahdogg wrote:

Golden Spectro cartridge fork fluid 125/150? I noticed they also sell an "ultra light" shock fluid but no idea on weight.

been a long time since I did suspension but you are right that was the fork oil. I even still have some.

Shocks use Spectro Very Light for Showa and ultra light for KYB / Ohlins & WP

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3/23/2020 8:51 PM

Gotcha. Welp, now I guess I get to decide between the Maxima 3wt shock oil that i pretty much use in everything vs. the golden spectro ultra light. Any idea how the two compare?

I was told that these old WP's like super thin stuff (like brake cleaner consistency).

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3/24/2020 10:51 AM

Check the viscosity index and see which is highest.

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