fork oil

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by wolfheads, May 10, 2014.

  1. wolfheads

    wolfheads Member

    26
    0
    0
    I have a 2000 dyna low rider FXDL and I need to either add or replace the oil in the forks. What type of oil do I need and where can it be purchased?

    Thanks
     
  2. SE6A

    SE6A Member

    94
    18
    3
    Guess you may have found some by now...all mc dealers stock it...and plenty of hints and tips on many threads here as to how to do it!
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    5,276
    133
    156
    I buy oil from an oil specialist and use a 10 weight fork oil although your local Harley dealer will have the recommended oil in stock

    Brian
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    4,645
    83
    124
    harley sells fork oil in 16 oz. containers for the same price that metric bike dealers get for a 32 oz. container. I use ATF which is just a little heavier than 10 w. fork oil in both my Dyna and Electra Glide.
     
  5. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    72
    0
    0
    hummm never thought abut atf in forks . hows that workin for ya. little stiffer , smother ride?
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    4,645
    83
    124
    A little stiffer, mostly unnoticeable except when braking. I've been using it for 20+ years in the Dyna. Just changed the Electra Glide.
    Boy, does the stock Harley Fork oil STINK when draining!!!
     
  7. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    5,324
    118
    93
    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws

    I moved your thread here, seems more appropriate, and you may get more advice. :s
     
  8. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    72
    0
    0
    cool ill try the atf next time. i was riding on some dirt roads and my forks bottomed out a lot , knocked off the wind screen. i installed progressive springs not long ago but they were of no help on those dirt roads. ihave 10 wt oil in there now was going to try some 20 wt.