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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody know the viscosity grade of front fork oil in the 2017 rebel 500 ?
My bike dives at a touch of the brakes and rolls on rough corners and I want to try a thicker grade.
Heard from Hyperpro that they are working at the moment on a replacement and will available next month.
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Stock oil is 10w, 14.6 oz, full level 6.5 inches from the top of the fork
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Thanks. Very helpful
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Anybody know the viscosity grade of front fork oil in the 2017 rebel 500 ?
My bike dives at a touch of the brakes and rolls on rough corners and I want to try a thicker grade.
Heard from Hyperpro that they are working at the moment on a replacement and will available next month.
Ohlins already sells replacement springs and oil if you are interested check them out.
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Ohlins already sells replacement springs and oil if you are interested check them out.
Thanks but I dont want another mortgage ! Will try the stiffer oil.
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Ohlins already sells replacement springs and oil if you are interested check them out.
Thanks but I dont want another mortgage ! Will try the stiffer oil.
They are 300 dollars hardly another mortgage. But let us know how the oil works out for you.
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Now have the 15w grade oil in forks and it is a huge improvement. No diving when using front brake and the bike doesnít roll or wallow round bends on rough roads. Feels very stable . Slightly increased the firmness of the ride but not a problem. Also have fitted Michelin Commander 2 tyres and its a major upgrade. Lighter and more precise steering , plus I can cross the central white lines in the road without a scary wobble. The original rear lasted 4000 mls only and I dont ride madly, not good.
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