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After reading a number of threads on here about how fox will often send out new forks with little to no oil in them--- and that checking and filling the open bath to 30ml will often make them smoother with less stiction....

Im wondering if this is something i should be concerned about on a new 2011 talas as well... Most of the posts seem to be about older(2007-2009ish) forks..Has fox fixed this or should i still check and replace with a bit fuller oil levels?

2nd question-- does anyone know of a decent video on how to do this? I saw the video on mojo.uk (http://mojo.co.uk/dustwiper.html)-- but that doesnt really show how to measure the oil-- or pour it out and doesnt really deal with new talas models(maybe im over thinking this)..

New to these forks -- so just dont want to be a squirl and go out and mess up my new forks..
 

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slideways666 said:
After reading a number of threads on here about how fox will often send out new forks with little to no oil in them--- and that checking and filling the open bath to 30ml will often make them smoother with less stiction....

Im wondering if this is something i should be concerned about on a new 2011 talas as well... Most of the posts seem to be about older(2007-2009ish) forks..Has fox fixed this or should i still check and replace with a bit fuller oil levels?

2nd question-- does anyone know of a decent video on how to do this? I saw the video on mojo.uk (http://mojo.co.uk/dustwiper.html)-- but that doesnt really show how to measure the oil-- or pour it out and doesnt really deal with new talas models(maybe im over thinking this)..

New to these forks -- so just dont want to be a squirl and go out and mess up my new forks..
I'd check it; my 2010s were low.

This is the best tutorial I've seen, though you should be more precise with your oil volumes. Get them from the Fox site.

The easiest way I've found to deal with the oil is the MizMizer, which I picked up from my local auto parts store.

I also prefer to use a synthetic engine oil for the oil bath and foam rings.

The oil change is pretty easy on the FIT models, since you are not really cracking open the guts; you are essentially dropping the lowers only.

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slideways666 said:
OK -- -First off--thanks for your help Diesel.. Everything went pretty smooth.. About my only question is-- what do you torque the lower nuts back to ? 5.5nm seems a bit high..
The torque values are on the Fox site. 50 inch/pounds.
 
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