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Hi.

I am new to the site and would like to ask a question regarding the fork oil weight for a 2012 rmz 250,

 the manual says SS-19 or equivelent, is that a 2.5wt or 5wt oil? 

thanks in advance.

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5wt fork oil. I like maxima 5wt. There is a plethora of fork oils. Honda/showa oils are commonly used. I do sometimes use 2.5wt. Shocks are typically 2.5wt. The thinner oils/lighter weight oils can male the fork a little softer on compression and rebound. A heavier oil will slow/stiffen the fork. Get a good 5 at oil and good tool to work on the forks and its very simple to do fork service. Many vids on tube.

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