Fork oil is essential to your motorcycle’s performance. Discover how to maintain and change your motorcycle fork oil with Castrol’s maintenance guide.
When we think about motorbikes and motorbike maintenance we automatically think about engines and brakes and the fluids that keep them performing. The chances are that we might not even have heard of motorcycle fork oil and yet it plays a crucial role in delivering a comfortable ride.
Motorcycle forks are the front two shock absorbers of a motorbike beyond the pistons and springs. They absorb the front end load of a bike as it encounters an uneven terrain.
The front forks of a bike are filled with fork oil to absorb the shock of riding over uneven surfaces.
Bike fork oil is protected from outside factors and contaminants by sitting within an enclosed chamber so fork oil can go for a long time without needing to be changed.
If you feel that your shock absorber performance is deteriorating or that they are becoming squeaky, it is time to change your fork oil. This is something best carried out by an expert.
Motorcycle fork oils are graded by viscosity and you should always consult your manufacturer’s manual.
Castrol Fork Oils cover all of the recommended grades and are fully synthetic suspension fluids. They are designed to provide ultimate damping performance in all on and off road suspensions. Discover Castrol’s speciality motorcycle products.