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Old 26-10-2017
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Fork Stiction

Has anyone tried Finish Line Max or Fork Juice on your forks or rear shock to help reduce stiction? Not sure if either product is compatible with motor bike suspension as I think they are both marketed for Mountain Bike use, opinions please.
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Old 29-10-2017
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No, I haven't tried those products.

Have you tried Dex VI ATF fluid in your forks? Very cheap and very low stiction.
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Old 01-11-2017
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Thanks Numroe, have you tried the ATF in your forks? I got some Finish Line Max yesterday so I'll give it a go and comment soon.
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Old 13-11-2017
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There was a product a while back called "Forslick" that was an anti friction agent. It actually worked very well. We tested it with Wonka back in the day. He said he could tell the difference before he even made it to the track. It was a temporary coating that needed replenishing every few rides but still, worhtwhile.
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I've used 'Juice lubes fork juice' (MTB'er) and definitely makes a difference on my 300exc, but doesn't last any longer than a ride or 3. Cheap though so I'll continue to use.
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If you haven't already, try the strip of sponge soaked in oil between the fork wiper and seal.

It does work.

You also get every second mug walking past your bike telling you that your fork seals are leaking. There was some talk about using silicon spray rather than oil to reduce the drip but I haven't tried it. I came to the conclusion that if it wasn't dripping slightly then it was time to add more oil. Idea is to keep the fork wet, but having said that the new SKF seals offer significantly less stiction that the old school seals.

I put an SKF kit for a KTM in my YZ450F and noticed a distinct improvement.
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Old 25-11-2017
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Thanks Numroe, have you tried the ATF in your forks?
Yes I have been using Penrite Dev IV full synth for the past couple of years. Maybe 8 fork services. It's worth trying. Very slippery and the lower tubes do hold a nice oily film on them.
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Yes I saw the vid about putting the oil soaked foam strip in between the fork dust seal and seal. When I changed my fork oil I got a bit of foam and did it - it's dead set quick and easy to do. So far so good. Definitely smoother forks now, but of course that could be the oil change.
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Old 27-11-2017
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If you haven't already, try the strip of sponge soaked in oil between the fork wiper and seal.
My 2016 4CS forks don't have enough room to fit foam between the wiper and the seal, so I just filled what little space there is with silicone grease.
I'm not sure that I've noticed any real difference though... maybe Ill try some KY next time!
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