Fox Float Shock service

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  1. Zonacat

    Zonacat New Member

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    Just wanted to pass along the ease of servicing your own Fox Float. I watched the youtube vid from bikemag.com that has a Fox tech replacing all inner seals and o-rings. I bought the kit for $12 at the LBS and proceeded according to directions. Took about 30 mins from on the bike to off the bike, to back on.

    Here's a link to the video. I am not overly mechanically inclined, so was a little nervous I would muck up the job, but it proved about as easy as the video shows. I own an RP23.

    Best!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb8BNsFcINQ
     
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    Big thanks to Sanjay at The Path.

    I'll add that the Fox 32mm wipers fit Rock Shox's 32mm forks also but I think the foams have to be cut down to work.:-k I bring it up because the Rock Shox kit is more than double the price.
     
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    That is because shops order ones and twos. I order 100 at a time and pass the savings on to you.:bang:
     
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    thnx.. I'll embed it for you

    [youtube]vb8BNsFcINQ[/youtube]
     
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    Just to add to this one, the 32mm Rock Shox Wiper Seal/Foam ring kit that is found in the newer Reba/Tora/Recon forks is comparable in price to a FOX kit, maybe $2 more. The Rock Shox 32mm Oil Seal/Wiper/Foam Ring kit is the one that cost about double due to the oil seal.

    Fox Wiper/Foam kit $15
    RS Wiper/Foam Kit $15-$18
    RS Oil/Wiper/Foam kit $35-$40

    Darren
     
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    Oil seals, good luck getting them out even with a slide hammer.

    And those oil seals are a PITA, think I used a 28mm on a 1" extension to get them in:-k.
     
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    Very informative. I think I'll do one of mine tomorrow if I can get a kit.
     
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    I did it on mine after I read about it in the bike Mag DIY special. Fairly easy. Only problem is that I don't have a vise, so I had a bit of a hard time to compress it back but it is feasible. I also stabbed my hand with the awl.

    Just good ol' fun. Gave me an excuse to buy a workbench vise, an awl and a compressor. If my wife ask, I really needed a compressor...
     
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    Just did mine today and it's pretty idiot proof. Only thing with mine is my seals kit was missing a specific o-ring that separates the "itch switch" chambers. No big deal, the original o-ring was in good shape so I cleaned and re-lubed it up. Shock feels smoother now. After over 900 miles of riding on those seals/O-rings you wouldn't beleive the kind of crap that was in there :beer:

    Thanks for posting this, its very helpful.
     
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    Thanks for posting -- the vid is very helpful.

    I found yesterday that my RP3 is sagging a long ways even though I am able to pressure it up (to 250 lbs and beyond!), causing me to hit my BB and cranks on all kinds of things (and that's already a prob on the C'dale RUSH bike series). I am going to do this now to see if it helps, and I am pretty sure it will.

    I was surprised that he said in the vid that you should do this every "8 to 40 hours of ride time" depending on your style of riding. Whaaaaat?!?! Seriously? Using those numbers, I'd bet most folks are way overdue for a shock service.

    - shud
     
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    Thanks for the video link and info. Did the service. Went quick. Getting the shock off and back on the bike was a totally different story. I can only hope it goes faster next time.
     
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    Just a good 'ol fun. It gave me an excuse to buy a bench vise, punch, and the compressor. If you ask my wife, I really need the compressor ...
     

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