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  • RS TRIKE fork oil weight????????

    Need RS trike, trike, trike, fork oil wt recommendation. search didnt help me much. front end is extended 2 in and raked , champion trike .
    dual post on facebutt RSC.
    tks

  • #2
    I have the Champion trees with 4 inch extensions. I also have Progressive springs. I use pure synthetic ATF for fork oil.












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    • #3
      I don't see why the front end would be any heavier on a trike than a two wheeler. I'd just use the same oil you use in your two wheeler, maybe just a few more cc's.

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      • #4
        A trike is a different animal, they are real sensitive to bumps , straight rear axle, if u come into a curve hot and hit bumps, it can bunny hup where front wheel comes off the ground momentarily repeatedly. JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT WEIGHTOIL i should use. IT DOES NOT DIVE, ANd IS SLIGHTLY raked compared to stock front end. im thinking lighter oil will soften it up??????

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        • #5
          Yamaha never offered the trike setup as a factory option…. Therefore yamaha does not have a specification for your fork fluid…. What you have is a “custom build”….
          have you thought about contacting the builder for the fork oil recommendation…??
          have you thought about contacting any trike kit manufacturer about your request..??

          Personally…. I think that the initial spring compression action is more of your issue than the fork oil dampening action…. At least that makes more logical sense to me…

          fork oil is a dampener for the “bounciness” of the fork tube…. The thinner the oil, the more (ie: bounciness——compression/decompression) action of the fork… a stiffer spring means a harder initial compression of the ride… do you have a progressive spring installed…? That would probably be a softer initial compression than a standard spring…

          Without knowing your installed spring weight or fork length… you are asking a question that has no defined answer… you would be better off determining what fork oil weight you should use by installing whatever weight you wish… go for a ride.. if it is not what you desire… go thicker or thinner based on your own feedback… otherwise… you are pretty much asking for opinions from people who do not have any valid data involving your particular set-up…

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          • Tcontrol
            Tcontrol commented
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            Also…. Most trike conversions will also include a new steering triple tree to add slightly more rake to the front of the bike… this helps tremendously with steering stability… one hopes that your conversion also includes slightly more rake to the forks…

          • brianmac
            brianmac commented
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            Tcontrol I think we all know that Yamaha did not make a trike. . And it's raked.

        • #6
          He mentioned in his original post it was raked. You want to go with a heavier weight oil. I would look up the stock recommended weight and double that.

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          • #7
            Just shooting from the hip here with no real knowledge but I would think if there was a rake on it that it would be more stiff with the same weight oil versus less rake due to more friction on the sliders.

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            • #8
              Fork oil is a dampener… if the front end is bouncing as mentioned…. Fork oil would most likely not help from the initial bounce… you would have much better luck reducing the spring load to absorb the initial bounce impact… then the fork oil can help dampen the “bounciness” of the shock…

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