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Old 05-05-2005, 10:44 AM
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Default Fork coatings and/or Forslyk

     

Hi! I was wondering if anyone had any information or ideas for fork coatings to reduce stiction. I've heard of a couple different ideas like putting Slick 50 on the forks, letting it sit for a while, then wiping it off. I also heard of Forslyk but haven't heard enough positive information from more then a handfull of people to shell out the fifty bucks.

You may be wondering why I'm asking? I just got a new KTM and it seems the forks are not as smooth as the old Honda... anyone have any suggestions? The forks are not really all that stiff, just seems to beat me up a little more in the chop and braking bumps. Other then that, I love the new bike. I'd prefer not to have to spring for a re-valve just yet! Maybe they just need to break in a little more?

In closing, if anyone has any input regarding Forslyk, or other possible ideas for eliminating stickion and smoothing out the Katoom forks I'd be greatfull.

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Old 05-05-2005, 11:23 AM
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Ok, just thought of something else... is one brand of fork oil better than another for eliminating stiction or for smoother fork action. Anyone have any feedback? Also, I think I've noticed that certain fork oils tend to leak easier than others. Maybe it's just me, but Maxima seems to leak super easy(could be because of using 5wt). Anyone have any feedback regarding that issue?
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:37 AM
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Talk to him.........ProAMA725
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Default Forslyk

Is Forslyk guaranteed safe for the seals, bushings, and chrome on the fork inner tubes? I believe it is stated that it consists of something like 20 chemicals, just want to be sure there are no negative long term effects since it sounds like the product is relatively new.

Could someone please post some info on how I can contact ProAMA725 to have him look at this thread. I know he is confident that it works... but I am looking for non-biased rider feedback from people that have payed money for the product out of there own pocket.

Thanks again for checking out this thread!
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:55 AM
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I have some forslyk, but haven't gotten to try it yet (bikes in pieces getting a rebuild), but everything I"ve read so far says it eliminates exactly what you are talking about.

As for fork oil. I found the same type of thing with some oils. However, I really think it's not the oils, but a less then perfect oil seal. So when you put the light weight stuff in there, it exposes the seal for what it is... worn out and ready for replacement.
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Here are some thread on the product.

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Forslyk Fork Tube Coating Review

Also, if you want to wait, I plan on giving a full evaluation of the product once I get to use it. Should be about 3 more weeks though.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Fork coatings and/or Forslyk

Your Honda had Showa dual chamber forks, smoothest in the business. I changed my oil from 5 wt to 10 wt in an attempt to make them less suseptable to bottoming out. Man what a change. Thicker oil will definetly wear out your arms compared to thinner oil. Maybe experiment with your oil wt. I assume you have adjusted your dampening/rebound screws?
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Talk to him.........ProAMA725
I would suggest sending proAMA a PM.....
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:08 PM
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Default I ordered Forslyk!

Well, I finally decided to shell out the $50 and try this stuff out. I can't wait to see how it works! Stay tuned and I'll post a review after I've had a chance to try it out.
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Very cool. I just applied mine last night, but won't get to ride it for another 2 weeks or so, so if nothing else, it does 2 things.

1) The fork tubes now look very bling'in
2) They seem to be more slick.

Can't wait to try them.
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Just FYI, we sell the Forslyk product in the ATM store:

I'm looking forward to your review.

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I was planning on appling mine the day we crashed in OK....my review will be postponed for a bit longer at this point.
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I've talked to a guy who has used it that I would trust and he says it works well.
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maybe this weekend if I see Chad I can get some?
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Default Forslyk Purchase

FYI - I was going to buy from ATM... however, the price from miedosoracing was $49.95 and from at ATM was $48.00. However, when I went to check out from ATM there was a shipping charge that was > $6.00. While I'd like to support ATM, if I can buy direct w/ shipping cheaper... I guess I'm tight with my money. Maybe I just messed up when I tried to go through ATM? Anyhow, I already ordered direct.... can't wait to try it... so far the reviews sound promising! Good bye arm pump!
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Default Forslyk - application

Is it a good idea to pull the dust seals down to the bottom of the inner tube so you can apply forslyk right up to the oil seal? Seems like the closer you can get the stuff applied to the oil seal the better it will be for eliminating the harshness over the small "stuff" in the initial part of the stroke. In fact, is it even worth appyling forslyk towards the bottom of the tubes when you want them to stiffen up on the "big" hits anyhow?

FYI - I'm not a supercross rider so the part about "big" hits doesn't apply to me!
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FYI - I was going to buy from ATM... however, the price from miedosoracing was $49.95 and from at ATM was $48.00. However, when I went to check out from ATM there was a shipping charge that was > $6.00. While I'd like to support ATM, if I can buy direct w/ shipping cheaper... I guess I'm tight with my money. Maybe I just messed up when I tried to go through ATM? Anyhow, I already ordered direct.... can't wait to try it... so far the reviews sound promising! Good bye arm pump!

Whoops, that was my fault when I entered it into the store. I will remove the shipping from it, as it is already included in the $48 price. I wouldn't have paid the shipping either.
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I received my Forslyk in the mail on Friday. I ordered on Tuesday, so the shipping was super fast. Anyhow, I finally got around to applying it! I brought the fork tubes inside and cranked the heat up to 74 degrees and let the tubes warm for about and hour or two. I didn't want to take any chances with the application. I'm going riding on Tuesday and CAN NOT WAIT to try the forks out. Stay tuned for the evaluation...
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We applied some to bates bike yesterday too, however, we didn't get to try it yet either. Hopefully this weekend? Maybe anyway if we get my bike back together.
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you should go ahead and apply the stuff to the whole tube
a little bit of stiction will do nothing on a big hit
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