What fork oil?

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What fork oil for your motorcycle do you use? I am changing the oil in my Kawasaki forks after one of them began leaking. Not sure if the "hydraulic jack oil" I put in was the culprit. The fork is also a bit bent; I'm replacing the whole fork. This oil works fine for my BMW and seems to be about the perfect viscosity.

I experimented with Belray 5W, 7.5W, and 10W in my BMW a while back. All way too light, so I just went back to the hydraulic jack oil that you can get at any checker auto store, and the damping was much better. My Kawasaki is about the same size bike. As electric is almost exactly the same weight as before the conversion, and the weight distribution is probably pretty close.

I think I'm going to go with Belray 20W to start. Suggestions?

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