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Jim VonBaden

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Honestly, it doesn't matter, just follow manufacturers specifications, or get some 10 weight from the cycle shop.

 

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I use Belray 7W and have been happy with it.

 

Unless you have a pretty severe duty cycle (think racing) you don't need to throw your money at exotic high dollar fluid.

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I use Belray 7W and have been happy with it.

 

Unless you have a pretty severe duty cycle (think racing) you don't need to throw your money at exotic high dollar fluid.

 

Even if you race your RT (??) it doesn't matter worth a hill of beans.

 

The oil in the forks of a telelever-equipped BMW does not provide any damping action at all. It is just there to lubricate the fork tubes.

 

As such...use whatever. Lots of folks (myself included) use ATF with no problems. I think the official BMW stuff is 7W.

 

Note: There's really no reason to change the fork oil regularly like there is with a bike with conventional forks. Unless you're refilling after replacing a fork seal or something, just leave it alone.

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