WP shock absorber fluid alternatives

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by HellsAlien, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Uneasy Rider

    Uneasy Rider The life of Riley

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    I seem to have blown my shock on my Super Enduro over the weekend.

    Can you guys post a link for your source for Synergy seals?

    Any other suggestions for rear shock upgrades?

    Thanks.
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  2. PowerCell

    PowerCell Manufacture Super Supporter

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    http://www.synergyseals.com/
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  3. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    I swear i've seen a posting of someone changing the shock oil, but i can't find it.

    Is there such a thing, or am i just thinking of the KTM CD manual?

    thx.
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    Professor Badass ROTC Special Forces

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  5. MotoPolo

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  6. LWC3077

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    Can you post a photo of what this hand held vacuume bleeder pump looks like?
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  7. Torque

    Torque Been here awhile

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    You do not need a hand bleeder. I do use a WP vacuum machine because it is fast and repeatable. I can bleed a shock quite well without it or a hand pump. If done by hand do it through the compression valve orifice. Seal the shock up and pressurize the res. Release the nitro then take the comp valve out again and stroke the shaft some more and if you want to really assure it is bled let it sit overnight in proper position. Oem seals or nok seals only. Aftermarket may be better in some areas, but not seals. I have also connected a clear hose to the bleed orifice on one end and a bottle full of fluid hanging from the ceiling on the wp shocks and that works but not better, just another method and takes longer.
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  8. LWC3077

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    Well i have got the genuine WP bleed bottle but i was wondering if there was another (better) way other than going for a vacuume pump/bleeder.

    As for the WP oil 5018.0342 SAE2.5, i cant seem to find out what the viscosity is of that. I got a lot of WP's from the 80's/90' to do and even back then i see they were using SAE2.5
    Would the motorex SD-1 be the best bet of being what the genuine KTM/WP oil is now repackged?. I am also considering Belray HVI 3wt, Ohlins shock oil and possibly a Maxima but the motorex seems good value in a 5L.
    Motorext SD-1 specs are
    Viscosity at 40 °C - 15.0
    Viscosity at 100 °C - 3.5
    Viscosity index - 110
    Viscosity class - 2,5W
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  9. PowerCell

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  10. Tseta

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    Silkolene Pro RSF 2,5W
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