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I have a 2010 Float RLC FIT 140mm

In my owners manual, here: http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/010/eng/index.html, It says to use 30ml of Fox 10 Wt Red (aka Silkolene RSF pro 10 wt) in the open bath (#30 on chart).

In the service section of the website, here:http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/index.htm, It says to use 30 ml of Fox 10 Wt Green in the open bath.

What gives? I just had the local motorcycle shop order me a jug of Silkolene. I can also say when draining the oil from the air spring (left) side, the oil that came out was clearly red, not green. Thoughts on what I should use in the open bath? I'd like to stick to as close to what Fox recommends as possible, but if it doesn't really matter between the two, I'd rather not have to go find yet another jug of oil!

Second question: all I want to do is change the open bath oil, not the FIT damper oil. I know I have to change the oil from the bottom of the air spring leg, Should I change the oil on the damper leg from the top, or can I also drain/replace it from the bottom? Does it matter?

Thoughts? Many Thanks!
Sam
 

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I have a 2010 Float RLC FIT 140mm

In my owners manual, here: http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/010/eng/index.html, It says to use 30ml of Fox 10 Wt Red (aka Silkolene RSF pro 10 wt) in the open bath (#30 on chart).

In the service section of the website, here:http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/index.htm, It says to use 30 ml of Fox 10 Wt Green in the open bath.

What gives? I just had the local motorcycle shop order me a jug of Silkolene. I can also say when draining the oil from the air spring (left) side, the oil that came out was clearly red, not green. Thoughts on what I should use in the open bath? I'd like to stick to as close to what Fox recommends as possible, but if it doesn't really matter between the two, I'd rather not have to go find yet another jug of oil!

Second question: all I want to do is change the open bath oil, not the FIT damper oil. I know I have to change the oil from the bottom of the air spring leg, Should I change the oil on the damper leg from the top, or can I also drain/replace it from the bottom? Does it matter?

Thoughts? Many Thanks!
Sam
Fox has changed it's reccomendation of oil splash oil in the legs of the FIT damper forks. They feel the new 10wt green does a better job of sticking to the parts and reducing sticktion.
Is your fork still under warrenty?
Here is what I have found out so far:
Fox 7 wt.= Torco RSF Med. (oil is red)
Fox 10 wt RED = Silkolene Pro RSF 10wt. (oil is red I think)
Fox 10 wt.Green= Torco ??? (oil is green)
I was able to confirm the Green is a Torco product. Everything suspension on the Torco website is red so I don't know what it is.

If you are not in warrenty many of us use synthetic motor oil for splash lube. Of course don't put motor oil in a FIT damper cart or in the oil bath of open damper forks.

I'm going to assume it would be easier to pull off the foot nut on the damper side rather than take the top cap off for that oil change due to the rlc controll knobs. I don't have history with the RLC so perhaps someone else could chime in.
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Thanks! I'm all about reducing stiction if it really does help or if it helps lengthen part lifespan, but if it's shades of grey then I'll run the silkolene. Don't know if my local shop sells the Torco. What exact Torco product is fox 10wt green?

Shock is a 2010, not sure if it's under warranty, got it on ebay.
 

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What exact Torco product is fox 10 wt green? I wish I knew. Even though I'm using motor oil I work on friends forks also and they are not all FIT cart forks.

For your reading pleasure: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=675922

For the legs in a FIT fork you only really need to lube everything and condition the seals so shades of grey it can be. Something might have been said about some suspension fluids contributing to sticktion. 'Nuff said it is a very good thing to change oil on these forks as they don't hold much.
 
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