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    No, I don't think it's set near the limit. I dialed in my suspension settings in accordance with the manual for 200-230 lbs. I've no complaints on how the front end has been handling. Any clue on what weight Type E Fork Oil is? I found two pints, but had to look around to find Type E. The Harley dealer parts guy had to go digging around in the back room to find it.

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    I just found this, it is supposed to fit the Buell,
    https://www.revzilla.com/product/woo...e-light-switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by njloco View Post
    I just found this, it is supposed to fit the Buell,
    https://www.revzilla.com/product/woo...e-light-switch
    That's a good price Kenny, but I've already got one on order. Thanks anyway.

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    Looks like Type E fork oil is 20 wt.

    PRODUCT
    WEIGHT
    VISCOSITY @ 100 C
    Harley Type B
    10wt
    5.51
    Harley Type E
    20wt
    7.95
    Screaming Eagle Type Heavy
    20wt
    8.60
    Screaming Eagle Type Extra Heavy
    60wt
    24.49
    Spectro Type E
    20wt
    7.93
    Spectro Type Heavy
    40wt
    13.06

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    I'm gonna give this a shot and get back to you in 5K miles or so....

    IMG_2757.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    why the hell do i even bother?
    Because you're so helpful.

    I bought the Type E, (still haven't done the forks yet), because that's what the Factory Manual said to use. I don't know much about fork oil, but from a limited google search it appears that Type E is 20wt. You have a ton of experience with these bikes. Do you feel that the 10 wt in one of those brands is a better choice? I"m still waiting on parts so I can put any kind of fork oil there is in my bike.

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    I didn't look in the manual, but 20wt seems really thick. At 210lbs ATTGATT, 10wt is what I use as well?

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    The online information regarding Type E weight is really not to be relied on. Doesn't seem standardized to me. I did some more looking around for Type E fork oil information. It's all over the place. Some places say it's 5w, some say 10w, some say 15w. What a cluster.

    If you guys use 10wt quality fork oil like Cooter and Lunatic recommended I'll go with that. Replacing fork oil and seals isn't my idea of fun and I don't feel like doing this again for at least another 10,000 miles.

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    Brother, it's a no brainer when those two guys tell you what to use, don't make it rocket science !



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