Singh, what oil did you use for replacement? I know the factory specs motor oil but I'm thinking of swapping mine out soon for some 7.5W synthetic fork oil. Maybe add some preload too.
I used FORK OIL 10W by BelRay
I have a question about the Hagon shocks (Z90665) advertised on the Nfield Gear website. I just bought a 2011 RE G5 Bullet Classic and love the bike but not-so-crazy about the ride - it definitely needs improvement. The Hagon ad says they "significantly improve ride and handling." Does anybody out there have any personal experience with these shocks? At $325 a pair, I'd like to have someone with some experience tell me about 'em before I pop for that much money. Thank you, and have a nice ride! Wayne in Northern California
Hey, Singh; You mention replacing the factory fork oil with BelRay 10 and that sounds like a great idea. I just drained the forks in my 2011 G5, found dirty, heavy - at least 30 or 40w - oil, 160cc in one side, 170cc in the other. The factory service manual says to use 265cc oil in each fork, but the included Riders Handbook says to use "200 m / leg." What the hell is 220 m, and how much oil did you use in each fork? 265 just seems to me to be too much. Thank you. Wayne in Santa Rosa, Ca
I have one question about the forks......they seem very lightly dampened. I guess I should check out my oil but would like to know if this is normal ? Thanks guys, a great and helpful forum.
Hi y'all, interesting about the shorter shocks on the C5. Does it cure the weaving once the bike is beyond 60 mph?Cheers shappers.