fork oil in KTM hyd clutch?

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  1. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    anybody use fork oil instead of Magura mineral oil in their KTM clutch?

    does it work?... is it ok on the seals?....
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  2. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I've heard of it and vaguely recall it was 5W. I use synthetic ATF fluid in my 950, 640, and did use it in my 520. Haven't used it yet in my 400XC but will give it a try.
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  3. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    I don't know about fork oil.
    I have seen a friend of mine use baby oil in his KTM when his clutch sprung a leak in Baja. As far as I know it's still in there years later.
    And his bike smells nice (525EXC).
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  4. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am using 5W fork oil succesfully.
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  5. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    thanks, y'all....
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  6. Layton

    Layton Been here awhile

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    Be advised that some KTM clutches use oil and some use brake fluid. If yours uses oil just about any oil will work but if it calls for brake fluid then you must use that.

    Always check the cap on the master cyl.


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  7. DC950

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    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Using 2.5 w Synthetic fork oil.
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    you know it get's lonely out there.....:evil
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