Type 'B' vs. 'E' Fork Oil

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by cmvsm, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. cmvsm

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    My service manual calls for 'E' weight, but my dealer sold me 'B'. Should have checked before walking out. Anyhow, I've already filled one fork with 'B'. Am I going to need to drain and go back tomorrow and get 'E', or is it just going to give me of a more stiff ride? My forks did dive a bit before with the touch of the brake. Will this heavier weight help?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes switch it out one is for one type of fork other is for the showa forks
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member Contributor

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  4. cmvsm

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    Thanks Bud and Jack. I wouldn't mind a little stiffer ride, but not too much. I'm about 195lbs and enjoy just in-town cruising mostly, so nothing too high performance. As I mentioned, the forks with stock oil were a little mushy when I grabbed the brake, even in just the driveway. Would the 'B' help this out at all, or am I pointed in the wrong direction? My dealer recommended the Screaming Eagle Fork Oil when I was in there the other day. From the link you provided Jack, that would provide even a more stiff ride to the 'B' oil. Is this correct?
     
  5. 2006FXDCI

    2006FXDCI Active Member

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    I have a 2006 Dyna and put in the SE heavy oil, I would never go back to the regular fork oil. My front end dived as yours is and the SE heavy oil solved the problem.
     
  6. cmvsm

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    Might keep the heavier weight in, just to see what it feels like. Unless anyone sees that is going to present a problem. Definitely easier to change with the forks off the bike.

    The heavier weight gives better dampening and handling? Just a rougher ride? How much diff could going from 5w to 10w be?
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member Contributor

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    Correct, less dive when braking