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I have a GSX-R 750K1 and I've heard by going to a higher viscosity oil in the damper will make it stiffer. Has anyone done this?
 

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#10 oil is the standard. I used a 50/50 mix of 10 and 15......so 12.5# and it feels good. About like a click stiffer on my adjustable ones.

15# oil would be okay for the track, bit stiff for the street. the 12.5 works great.

Best way to do it is pull the little star head drain bolt......pump it a few times , the old oil will squirt across the room out. Then actuall totally submerge the damper in the new oil in a pan and pump it a good 20-30 times. It will bleed all the air out. Then start the screw back in while submerged.

whipe off good....put on , enjoy
Ive done 4 of them this way.
 

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Its suspension oil, fork oil that you use. You will have to buy it by the pint, or quart.

#10 weight is what is in it now. So buy something stiffer. As i said i mixed 10 and 15 to come up with 12.5. 50/50 mix.

Should be able to get it at any dealer. Few bucks a quart.
 

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No problem. Just make sure you get all the air out. You will see what i mean about pumping it back and forth once you get playing with it.

You can actually pour a little of the oil out of the quart container and then just cut the top off so its a big old hole......and submerge the damper end with the hole in and pump away......you will see the bubbles float up. When you see no more......your done
 

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I changed my damper fluid yesterday. I had some 5# Amsoil Shock Therapy, laying around, and decided to try it. At first, I didn't think it would be stiff enough. To my surprise, it firmed up nicely, compared to the way it reacted when I first pulled it off and pumped it. We'll see. Maybe have to go to a 10#.
 
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