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Re: Heavier fork oil?

The 954 comes stock with 10w suspesion fluid. i was thinking if i were to put 15w or 20w would it help with my sag. Currently i have the preload maxed out and get 42mm.

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Re: Heavier fork oil?

Oil = damping
spring = sag

...basically. Want less sag, get stiffer springs. There's no real shortcut.
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Re: Heavier fork oil?

Fluid weight won't help sag at all. It will only make more dampening force. The problem with using heavier oil is that when it get hot the characteristics will change. The thinner the oil the less the change when hot. I'm running 0 wt. redline synthetic but had to re shim them to make it work. If your running stock valving 15 wt. will have way too much compression force. It's already to high with stock oil.
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Re: Heavier fork oil?

I guess i'll fork over the $$$ for stiffer springs. I have the service manual and it doesnt look to difficult to put them in. I suppose i should buy the special service tool from dan kyle or traxxion to make the job eaier though.
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Re: Heavier fork oil?

Better yet, send them to Dan for his polish and rework job. Well worth the $$...

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