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Shock Oil - 5WT


BrendonMyb

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Hi All

 

Hope you ll be able to assist me here. Need to know where i can buy 5wt fork oil in the pta east area or where i can get it at all. Need to service my shocks
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Meam Machine bike shop - Menlyn Motor City. They sell Mototrex fork oil in 2.5 or 5 wt. (I use 2.5)

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Biking Accessories in Pretorius str just as you enter coming off N4 on right hand side. They sell BellRay brand
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Thanks a mil, Gave them a call earlier & they said it would be R83.80 for a litre. Dunno if i can get less though cause im not going to use even half that. Ill be using max 160ml but i was starting to stress that i wouldnt be able to find it.

Quick question though.... What is the difference though between 2.5 & 5 wt. I know 2.5 will be lighter but is it good enough for lubrication. Why do they reccomend 5wt if you can actually put 2.5wt in the fork & which is actually better 2.5 or 5wt. Im a dummy when it comes to oils. I usually put in what is recomended from the service manuals
BumpNgrind2009-05-26 05:10:11
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The difference between 2,5wt and 5wt could be absolutely nothing at all. Refer to my post on Shock oil in the Tech Q&A.

 

Please try to establish the ISO viscosity of the oil you require.

 

Motorex 5W my be similar to a Fox (torco) 10W etc etc etc.

 

Which oil and what weight is recommended for your fork? I'll recommend a oilwith similar properties..

 

 

Maybe it's time to write a paper on Fork oils and Brake fluids
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Added onto this post i would like it if someone could please help me in the right direction WRT costs

Wanna spary my fork legs white to match my frame as posted earlier & probably will take it to someone to do however if it costs to much I know someone that will spary for me.

 

What i want to know is +- what will it cost me if i have it done professionaly ( custom worx In particular ).

 

Would prefer doing it that way as i would like my bike asembled asap without losing too much time off the saddle with it being with people that can only do it when they have time

 

PLEASE HELP !!.
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