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Old 05-02-2009, 06:56 PM
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Default Stock TTe shock oil???

Ok maybe this is on here but I am to lazy to search.
What might be the best weight for the stock shock on the TTe Ducati bike?
My friend who has the Yamaha R1 TTe said he uses regular car oil and it works great with the bikes rear end.
Let me know before I use motor oil.
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Considering the cost difference between silicone oil and motor oil,I think the manufacturers would use motor oil if it was suitable for the job.
As to what WT oil would depend on whose oil it was,very few suppliers use the same rating as each other.Personally I use Kyosho shock oil because the different WT's are linear and to a recogniseable standard.

At a guess try one rated at 40 WT

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thanks for the info. I'll try it this weekend.
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For a TT electric, start off with 5000 cps diff oil. Yes, that sounds really thick, but consider how much leverage is on that rear shock. For all my bikes with a TT or NF geometry, I use 5000 cps for the electrics and 7000 cps for the nitros.
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Default RE: Stock TTe shock oil???

The motor oil didn't cut it for keeping the bike from jumping the rear all around. I'll head over to the LHS and grab the 40WT. Every time I bring it in I get funny looks from them because I am one of two that I know of in the area who is into bikes.
So be it then. I love rc bikes. I don't ride 1/1 anymore so I plan on buying what I can. I try to explain it to my wife how this is much less than the real Ducati I want.
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Default RE: Stock TTe shock oil???

Im using 40wt oil as well..... Are you using the stock shock it came with?? I found mine leaked all the time and replaced it with a revo shock. You got a pic of that bike for us???
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Default RE: Stock TTe shock oil???

I use 40WT in the stock shock, but it's to thin. I think 80wt is good for me.

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