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I have a 2010 f 32 rlc fit fork. I just wanted to know if this is right. when i ride when i am done i go to wipe the seals of dust and there is never any oil on the stanchions. On my old RS fork there was always a thin coat of oil on the stanchions after every ride. Is it normal for the fox not to have any oil on the stanchions.

Is i am 230LB give or take I only have 100-110 psi in my fork i still feel like i am not using all the 4.7inch of travel. i will get close to 4inch of travel on some rides.
 

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I have a F120 FIT RLC that came with my Trek Fuel EX9. I do think your supposed to have a light film of oil on your stanchions. Thats what makes the fork stanchions travel smoothly. You can do 2 things: you can either check or replace the suspension oil and while your at it clean and put some fox float fluid on the upper stancion seals or just do the tops stanchion seals. I did both and I swear the fork performs better then it did before plus tthe stiction that the fork comes with from factory is gone. Im pretty sure its because of the change of fluids and break in. Mine probably didnt come with enough suspension fluid thats why I felt the difference. That might be your case. My fork just had 1 1/2 month of use when I did the fluids.

By the way Im 210lbs aprox with all my gear and my fork psi is at 100. Ive never used all my travel either even when going as low as 90.

I hope this helps. Do you have a 2010 Trek Fuel EX9?
 

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Yes i have a 2010 ex9. I guess if i ever get my bike bike i will have to take a look at the oil. It sounds so dry when i push down on it. The spring is loader in there then it used to be.
 

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David_315 said:
Yes i have a 2010 ex9. I guess if i ever get my bike bike i will have to take a look at the oil. It sounds so dry when i push down on it. The spring is loader in there then it used to be.
Its really easy to do man. You just have to take yor time and not rush anything that way you wont make any mistakes. There a couple of videos on youtube that you can watch plus the ones on the fox website. Everything you need to know is on the fox website. What I did was order 1 quart fox 10wt suspension fluid, 1 8oz fox float fluid, 1 or 2 packs of 32mm dustwiper kits and 1-2 packs of the rp23 shock seals kit. Use a syringe to put in the oil.

There are also other brands that people say that is the same thing as the Fox 10 wt suspension oil but im not sure which ones they are. Enduro makes there own style of dustwiper kits for the forks so you can check them out. People around here say they are really good. Bike Bling.com sells all this stuff too. By the way the suspension fluid and the fox float fluid will last you a long time for a lot of oil changes on the fork.

One last thing try putting your bike upside down the day before you go riding. This helps the oil in your fork ride up to the dust wiper seals. This helps lubricate them and the stanchions when you ride plus making your fork less prone to wear.
 

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chtorres2 said:
One last thing try putting your bike upside down the day before you go riding. This helps the oil in your fork ride up to the dust wiper seals. This helps lubricate them and the stanchions when you ride plus making your fork less prone to wear.
I really like this one :thumbsup: Thanks so much for your time.
 

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2010 fox forks were having trouble coming out of the factory with low levels of semi bath oil.
Suggest take 10 min , a 10 mm spanner and do the semi bath oil.
piece of mind on an expensive fork.
popping the seals up and pouring some fox float fluid or back yard equivalent definitely gives a smother action than relying on semi bath oil.
I get 110mm travel out of both my F120's.
 
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