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beergut 03-14-2013 07:21 AM

ATF fluid in master cyl?
 
Im doing my daily check of the 'what did you do to your KTM today' thread and there is some discussion about using synthetic ATF or fork oil in the master cyl/clutch system.

Are there any benefits to using this instead of the recommended mineral oil? Seems we are talking about apples and oranges here...mineral oil and ATF fluid...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...68535&page=500

henryroten 03-14-2013 08:06 AM

I have been told that ATF or fork oil doesn't contaminate as quickly (mineral oil turns black pretty quickly) and some people say that there is better clutch 'feel'. I think that it all got started with the high price of Magura Blood which got folks looking for alternatives.

Yellow Pig 03-14-2013 08:34 AM

Available at most gas stations.

Katoom72 03-14-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beergut (Post 20944318)
Im doing my daily check of the 'what did you do to your KTM today' thread and there is some discussion about using synthetic ATF or fork oil in the master cyl/clutch system.

Are there any benefits to using this instead of the recommended mineral oil? Seems we are talking about apples and oranges here...mineral oil and ATF fluid...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...68535&page=500

It's cheaper. Fork oil works aswell.

beergut 03-14-2013 12:46 PM

I might have to check this out and give it a try

roookie1 03-14-2013 12:57 PM

Fork oil
 
I have been using 2,5 W fork oil in my Clutchmaster for years now, no probs

wcohl 03-14-2013 01:05 PM

I've been using whatever weight fork oil (usually 5, but sometimes 10 wt.) fork oil in my Magura MC since 1999. It still has the original master and slave seals. This particylar KTM has seen it's share of mud and water.

traveltoad 03-14-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Yellow Pig (Post 20944900)
Available at most gas stations.

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Greenflyfarmer 03-14-2013 05:31 PM

I've used ATF in my 990 and 625 sxc for a several years. I haven't thought about it in awhile. You'll never know the difference in the feel.

MortimerSickle 03-14-2013 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yellow Pig (Post 20944900)
Available at most gas stations.

If the gas station is closed the local grocery store can fix you up.

http://kensan.smugmug.com/photos/i-Z...-ZSHV22S-L.jpg

Some folks will tell you that it is inferior, but in over five years of use, I have yet to find a problem with it.

Katoom72 03-14-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MortimerSickle (Post 20949787)
If the gas station is closed the local grocery store can fix you up.

http://kensan.smugmug.com/photos/i-Z...-ZSHV22S-L.jpg

Some folks will tell you that it is inferior, but in over five years of use, I have yet to find a problem with it.

+If u have skin issues on the trip u can open the mastercilinder.... :wink:

DSM8 03-14-2013 08:37 PM

The fork oil is a lighter weight than the ATF fluid.
For that reason I use the fork oil. It lasts longer and does perform better for long time.

Zuber 03-14-2013 09:09 PM

ATF is about 7wt, baby oil is much thicker than Magura Blood, I found it to be too thick and didn't like the clutch action.

I like the 2.5wt fork oil, it is intended for hydrolics and lasts a long time.

Nailhead 03-15-2013 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Greenflyfarmer (Post 20949357)
You'll never know the difference in the feel.

I have: there is a slight bit more drag to the clutch action, if that makes any sense.

zedtours 03-15-2013 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuber (Post 20950846)
ATF is about 7wt, baby oil is much thicker than Magura Blood, I found it to be too thick and didn't like the clutch action.

I like the 2.5wt fork oil, it is intended for hydrolics and lasts a long time.

I assume it has to be non synthetic fork oil?


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