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post #1 of 6 Old 06-25-2007, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi folks,

So i did change the fork oil finally from factory 10W to 15W.I find the front end much more stable(better)than before with good feedback.We all know that hornet is not a sport bike with razor handling but i can say that up to 120Km speed,tight corners or not hornet will defenetly make riders with expensive bikes think if they have spend there money well.

By the way i have some photos from latest mods.

acerbis bars
scorpion slip on
rizoma plate holder

I have also change those cheap,nasty bar ends shown on photos to rizoma.

next mods:
power commander -urgently needed
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-25-2007, 05:10 AM
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FYI: Factory fork oil is 5w. I mentioned this in your previous thread.

Heavier oil viscosity will give more compression and more rebound damping. IMO the stock forks on your 03 Hornet are harsh to begin with, increasing the compression and rebound will only make matters worse. I guess all that counts is you are happy with the results.

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FYI: Factory fork oil is 5w. I mentioned this in your previous thread.

Heavier oil viscosity will give more compression and more rebound damping. IMO the stock forks on your 03 Hornet are harsh to begin with, increasing the compression and rebound will only make matters worse. I guess all that counts is you are happy with the results.
hello mister mike,

I have read service manual and honda ss8 oil is recomended.Then i search for this oil and is 10W.I was confused and then i have ask local honda and they
confirmed 10W
http://powersports.honda.com/the_goo...&TheGoodsDir=5



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hello mister mike,

I have read service manual and honda ss8 oil is recomended.Then i search for this oil and is 10W.I was confused and then i have ask local honda and they
confirmed 10W
http://powersports.honda.com/the_goo...&TheGoodsDir=5

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Hmmm. Very interesting, is it possible Honda has more than one viscosity of fork oil?

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-25-2007, 08:12 AM
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According to Dick lechien of Maxima Racing oils, showa ss-7 = 5wt.
showa ss-8 = 10wt.
Paul thede of race tech says the same.

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Hi folks,

So i did change the fork oil finally from factory 10W to 15W.I find the front end much more stable(better)than before with good feedback.We all know that hornet is not a sport bike with razor handling but i can say that up to 120Km speed,tight corners or not hornet will defenetly make riders with expensive bikes think if they have spend there money well.

By the way i have some photos from latest mods.

acerbis bars
scorpion slip on
rizoma plate holder

I have also change those cheap,nasty bar ends shown on photos to rizoma.

next mods:
power commander -urgently needed

Nice slip-ons, I've got a carbon-fiber Scorpion on my FZ1.

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