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Fox Float forks wiper seal service
#1
Fox Float forks wiper seal service. Recommended to be done every 15 hours although you can get away with a bit longer. This is a basic service of the foam rings which keep the dust seals lubricated. When these both dry up it leads to stanchion wear which leads to a massive hole in your wallet. It takes 10-15 minutes to do. A full service including the dampers is a different matter but its only every 100 hours or something

There is a Mojo video here http://www.mojo.co.uk/dustwiper.htm   and this is the pdf flyer that comes with every boxed pair of Fox's http://www.mojo.co.uk/media%20pix/ForkFlyerWeb.pdf

You can also do it this way but I would be to afraid of maiming my stanchions and at most it will only save a couple of minutes http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_ce...clean.html
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#2
This is also a good guide, this is the removing of the lowers technique, which as breezer says is far easier than trying to pop the seals off:

http://www.cyclistno1.co.uk/features/mai...ervice.htm

Breezer, i thought keeping the oil to topped up is to keep the bushings lubricated?
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#3
Sounds logical yes, that guide also mentions keeping the bike stored upside down helps
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#4
Thank you Breezer
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#5
To answer laggings question elsewhere which he has actually answered already but anyway...lol

I bought the 7wt from Mojo at the top http://www.mojostore.co.uk/acatalog/Fox_Fluids.html although Fox don't even mention it in their oil volumes section http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_ce...lumes.html  the air chamber they mention is directly under top cap where the valve is so conclusion seems to be it doesnt really matter what oil you put in the lowers as its only a small amount and just used for lube, make sure you use the suggested stuff if taking the dampers apart though
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#6
I got my forks back today so will be paying attention to all this guff now, thanks for posting it all up Breeze.
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#7
storing the bike upside down deffinatly helps. It allows all the 15wt lubricating oil to get to the bushes and foam rings which in turn reduces the chances of stanchion wear and gives your forks that smooth, plush feel. Since i've been storing mine upside down i've noticed a difference!
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#8
"hugh_b" Wrote:storing the bike upside down deffinatly helps.

Sorry to hijack. Does this work for Rockshox (Rebas) too?
Ive been putting a little wet lube on the stanchions and then compressing the forks a few times which is supposed to do something good...cant recall what exactly though.
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#9
"Blackers" Wrote:Sorry to hijack. Does this work for Rockshox (Rebas) too?
Ive been putting a little wet lube on the stanchions and then compressing the forks a few times which is supposed to do something good...cant recall what exactly though.

Yep, i have reveations but it's a good thing to do with most forks. I belive it can be a bit messy with u-turn forks as the sealing isn't very good but fine on everything else.

After/if i've washed the bike i smear some fork oil around the stanchions and rear shock shaft, compress the suspension and this lifts the dirt from thw wiper seals quite nicely...sometimes have to do it a few times depending on how mucky it is! I've serviced my new revs twice now and following this routine they have been in tip top condition internally.
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#10
sounds like the problem you are having breezer ? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12702449">http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12702449</a><!-- m -->
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