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Old 03-08-2018, 01:36 PM   #1
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Fork oil volume and weight Traxxion valves and springs

RavenRider worked his magic on my forks (2005 Gen 1) installing seals, bushings, Traxxion valves and springs.

I'm now replacing the leaking fork seals and bushings.

Could someone tell me what weight oil and quantity (height or volume) to use?

My weight is 210 pounds geared up and I ride conservatively.

I sent a PM to him, but he hasn't been on the list in a few days (and I'm getting anxious to get the bike back on the road).

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Old 03-08-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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You should be able to call the home Traxion office and ask for technical help, as it sounds like he used Traxion parts. Just tell them what you have (Axxion valving, AK cartridge, etc.)

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Old 03-09-2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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Stock fork oil is 10wt.
RaceTech lists 5wt-10wt-15wt with letters I do not know how to decipher. (I like their info page).

So especially if you have aftermarket valving call Traxxion.

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Old 03-09-2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I called Traxion and found the answer.

They recommend Maxima Fork Racing Fluid 125/150 (7wt.).

Filled to 160mm.

Thanks again.

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:10 AM   #5
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According to this chart I would prefer the Silkolene Pro RSF 5wt: same viscosity but more stable
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:15 PM   #6
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RaceTech lists 135mm oil level.
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