Hello I am brand new here and i have a fairly simple, I hope, question for you all. Last fall I got a 1995 Intruder 800 from auction who had been garaged almost her whole life (only 2,400 miles) Now Upon getting her I made sure to do all of the basic maintenance items, plugs, new ethanol resistant fuel line (since its getting harder and harder to find non-ox reliably, especially on a trip), oil, gear lube, coolant. and aside from needing some carb work, runs beautifully. but the one thing i haven't tackled yet is the forks. they currently feel fine but lets face it. the oil is most likely factory and I have very little faith its actually any good after 27 years.
Now the manuels all call for Suzuki #10 which is, according to my research, roughly a 10 weight SAE fork oil. When looking up the same info to help work on my dads 95 harley fatboy, to do at the same time, it also calls for a 10w but all the forums tend to say that 15w gives a much better less mushy ride on that bike which makes sense since it weighs a ton.
So my question is would that be a reasonable thing to do with my intruder as well or would that really mess up the ride quality for how Suzuki have it set up? keep in mind I am a heavy guy myself to the point i already use the dual rider pressures in my tires.
As a secondary question, anyone know of any simple tricks to easily change the fluid aside from full removal from bike as the service manual says by chance?