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Hi, I need to flush out a pair of second hand fork sliders (R1100RT) prior to putting them into service. What should I use? Fork oil is probably too viscous. Would hot soapy water be OK?

Thanks again.

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I wouldn't use soapy water - too much risk of rust later. 5 weight fork oil is like water, but I would use either meths or paraffin. B&Q sell meths in handy drink-sized bottles, my local garden centre sells paraffin for greenhouse heaters.


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I have used diesel fuel in the past, it cleans well and leaves a light surface coating that does contaminate the fork oil.

Dave Cycle

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I would think a cleaner like parts or brake cleaner would suffice to cleaning out the old lube from the sliders

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