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Old 03-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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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
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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I might have to check this out and give it a try
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Fork oil

I have been using 2,5 W fork oil in my Clutchmaster for years now, no probs
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #11
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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....
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
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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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