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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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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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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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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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