Fox fork maintenance - seal cleaning

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Fox fork maintenance - seal cleaning

Postby crrimson » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:16 pm

Has anyone ever cleaned the seals on their fox forks? Per fox you're supposed to do this every 25 hours of riding. To be honest I've never heard of anyone doing it. Also curious how often or if at all anyone here has had the oil/fluid changed in the forks?

http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_c ... _clean.htm
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Re: Fox fork maintenance - seal cleaning

Postby iLuvTechnical » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:28 pm

This guy does a decent job of showing how to inspect/clean just the "seal" or "foam ring".
At 1:44 of the vid is when he actually starts the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3hwVYlv ... re=related

This guy is great at showing how to overhaul the fork yourself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t24xff7J ... re=related
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Re: Fox fork maintenance - seal cleaning

Postby crrimson » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:52 pm

The instructions in the link above are good, and looks easy was just wondering if anyone has done it so I could pilfer a few ounces of sweet nectar aka FOX 7 wt. Suspension Fluid. I will most likely never be doing the whole overhaul, and this looks like it uses a couple drops and didn't think it was worth buying a $15 bottle of something I need 2 drops of.

Was also just curious to see if anyone has done it since I haven't really heard of anyone talk about doing it, also wanted to know how often people got their forks maintained at the shop or if most people just take them in when they're shot.

*read that fox just rebrands this stuff: Torco RSF Racing Shock Fluid (Medium). http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/ ... zmap=12546
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Re: Fox fork maintenance - seal cleaning

Postby Rage » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:39 pm

crrimson wrote:Was also just curious to see if anyone has done it since I haven't really heard of anyone talk about doing it, also wanted to know how often people got their forks maintained at the shop or if most people just take them in when they're shot.


I'll tackle maintenance on my forks, but I don't have a Fox (though I've been in my Fox Float rear shock). Mostly RockShox work, little Marz and Manitou from days past. RockShox sells parts and provides good tech data, so it's not too bad. Doesn't seem like many shops tear into forks, so it's just another excuse for me to do my own stuff...

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