Fork oils

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by OUTLAW-13, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. OUTLAW-13

    OUTLAW-13 Member

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    I'm curious to know what weight harley's type e fork oil is and what would be a good alternate brand? any opinions will be appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Its 10wt i believe i use bel ray myself
     
  3. nogoslim

    nogoslim Active Member

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    Getting ready to try some Screamin' Eagle Heavy, its gotta be at least 20wt...:D
     
  4. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    I may be wrong, but I am thinking HD type "E" is a 5w...
     
  5. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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    Type E is 5wt. I went to the SE Heavy on my Heritage, which is about 15wt. Made a huge difference in the handling and the forks no longer bottom out on big bumps. There are a bunch of good products out there, I think it is more important what the weight of the oil is than the brand.
     
  6. StreetKing

    StreetKing New Member

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    I also went with the SE heavy oil, noticable difference to the good. Just don't buy the heavyest SE oil.
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    you guys are right the e is 5wt and se 10wt .. i have 15 in my front forks little to stiff
     
  8. duffey22

    duffey22 Member

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    I tried the SE fork oil and it was way to firm. went back to the stock oil, much better.
     
  9. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    I agree with duffey, most customers I've installed S/E fork oil for (at their request) have me take it right back out, makes the ride too rigid for them. The key word here is most.
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    All depends how big ya are :)