Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Rep Power: 1
FSM says to use ATF as fork oil?!?!
Today I removed and tore down the forks from my 1983 CBX550F. I have a leaky L/H fork seal that needs to be replaced.
The seals are in the mail and should be here early next week, figured i would tear them down to see if any other parts need to be replaced. I quickly realized the fork seal retaining circlips were trashed, and the back up rings were also U/S.
I am heading to the dealer tommorow to order new parts, and figured I would grab some fork oil as well. Opened the service manual to check what weight to buy .... and it says to use ATF? (automotive automatic transmissiin fluid)
The fluid that came out of the forks looked like fork oil,not ATF? It was creamy brown, not red.
Anyway I want to run fork oil, any idea what weight I should run. Or should i stick witb ATF. I am thinking 10w fork oil ......
Any tips or ideas?