Getting the correct hydraulic fork oil / fluid is vital not only for the health of your forks delicate internals and seals, but also massively effects your ride comfort.
If your manufacturer recommends a 20w Heavy hydraulic fork fluid / oil then it's because that oil offers the correct viscosity and damping, which effects the resistance within the flow of oil inside your fork... basically it boils down to, the heavier the weight or higher viscosity, the higher movement resistance the oil has. It is commonly understood the heavier or higher viscosity a oil has the more stable and stiff the fork becomes, however the weight of your bike and the way in which your bike is used really muddies that theory, fork weight can sometimes just come down to personal preference.
If you're unsure what fork oil grade / weight, or have a modified or unique Vehicle why not ask the Opie Experts for a Custom recommendation.
20w Fork Oil - Heavy Weight
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Within the automotive industry there is a lot of myths and confusion about certain elements of lubrication, fluids and oil. In order to cover, in detail, some of the most common things that are discussed by Opie Oils Technical Experts we have produced a collection of Technical PDF Downloads, some that Opie have produced and some sourced by experts within the trade that have given consent for us to share.