Fork Oil

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  1. KENNETH POWELL

    KENNETH POWELL New Member

    Jul 30, 2019
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    High guys and dolls, question for ya all, fork oil for Triumph Daytona 955i year 2000, the recommended oil is showa SS8 or equivalent, now I know my oils but hey, anyone that can help, for the equivalent please.

    Thanks Ken.
     
  2. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    27 Dec 2009 · Fork Oil Viscosity: SHOWA SS-8 or equivalent SAE 10W

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  3. freck

    freck Elite Member
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    Yes the SS8 is equivalent to 10W.
    I’ve just changed it in my Daytona forks but found the 10W Rock oil I put in made the forks too harsh so I’ve changed it for 5W.
    It’s better now but I still find there’s a bit too much compression damping and not quite enough rebound damping. I think the only resolution is to get a revalve done. :rolleyes:
     
  4. feckless

    feckless Noble Member

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    Freck have you been to the suspension guy round your way?? (TW Suspension) I thought he was really good when I took my Daytona a few a yrs ago.
    I thought I had it set up as per the info on here. but he ended up putting lots more pre-load on the shock (Wilbers) and doing the twiddling and the bike felt totally different on the run back home :):)
    I have the settings he did somewhere.
     
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  5. freck

    freck Elite Member
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    I’ve been trying to get hold of him but he’s away on holiday for a couple of weeks.
    I’d really appreciate it if you’ve got the settings he did for you. :grinning:
    I’ve also been in touch with Maxton and they sent me some good info about the shortcomings of the standard suspension, but they wanted about £600 to sort the forks o_O
     
  6. feckless

    feckless Noble Member

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    will see if I can find the data sheet, pm me your email please so I can send it (Y)
     
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