Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Shock oil question (I did search)

Recommended Posts

I just finished revalving my suspension and dropped by my local dealer for fluids. My Racetech DVS results call for 5w fork oil and US1 shock oil.

 

At my dealer there was a Maxima fork oil and only saw KYB K2C shock oil. Two employees told me their service department uses the Maxima fork fluid for forks and shocks so I'd be good buying the one type of oil. I searched the forums and it seems that everyone has a differing opinion on if it's OK to use fork oil in shocks for non-racing. The Maxima bottle says it's comparable to Honda SS7 oil, which I saw on the shelf labeled as "Fork and Shock Oil". Does this mean that I'll be ok to use it? I'm a C class rider at best but don't race.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not get the Kyb shock oil it's very good from what I read

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

US1=15.2 cst @40c

SS07=16.44cst @40c

Non standardisation of suspension fluid ratings makes it hard for the average guy to make sence of what's on the bottle...

All of the above fluids are quality lubricants. The higher the cst (centistrokes) the more dampening force created with the same valving.

Sent from my iPhone using Thumper Talk

Edited by KBRPKENNY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not get the Kyb shock oil it's very good from what I read

Because it's $23 a bottle and the guys at the dealership said I can just use the rest of the 2nd Maxima bottle I was buying for the forks. It all happened so fast :lol:

 

I'll probably go pick up the KYB fluid today and install it just so I'm in line with the Racetech recommendations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Motul shock oil is the best I've seen in 16 years susp.work.....

Jaofoi......( just a opinion found on Internet )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Motul shock oil is the best I've seen in 16 years susp.work.....

Jaofoi......( just a opinion found on Internet )

hi, what did you notice done better by Motul than the rest high quality shock oils?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found motul stuck shims together in the shocks, I swapped it for maxima. Been happy with that for cpl of years now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stuck shims??????.....they migrate and flex over each other when the shaft travels through the oil.

When shock oil is hot you can feel the shock fade.....IF the V.I. Is not sufficient. Motul Says 400 but tested even higher in independent tests.

And some big name shock oils give up as low as 22/25 hrs for me ...Spike on comp. and hoping up on reb.

I've tested Motul up to 68 hrs in my own race bike. Looked very good when it came out and shock felt virtually the same after service.

There is prolly something better....y'all let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×