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Alternative tools for servicing a Fox fork 2016+

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Asked by: Darrions Martinson

How do I service my Fox fork?

Quote from video: Open step 1 remove the lower legs. First remove your damper knob then remove the damper and spring nuts and crush washers. If you don't have a lower leg removal. Tool leave the nuts on loosely.

Can you use SRAM butter on Fox forks?

Apply Slick Honey/Sram Butter To Dust Seals

When the fork is right side up, a majority of the bath oil finds its way to the bottom of the fork lowers. Slick Honey or Sram Butter is a light grease specifically designed to lubricate the dust seals and stay in place.

How do you remove a Fox 36 air spring?

Quote from video: Or 10 cc's in this outside so it fluids in 10 mils in the air side 40 mils of the 5 wait in the damper side now I'm going to do is. Slide those lows down. So. The end of the air spring pops out.

What can I use instead of float fluid?

float fluid is actually torco assembly lube, so thats a direct replacement.

How often should I service my Fox forks?

Fox recommends that the minimum suspension fork and shock service is 125 hours of use, yearly, or whichever comes first.

Can I put a 150mm fork on a 120mm bike?

hi dom, you yea can, but that is maybe a bit too much. All things being equal, it will make your bike slacker and raise the bottom bracket. So while you are looking for a bit more travel on the way down, the higher BB does not help with cornering. So it’s a trade-off.

Can you reduce the travel in a FOX fork?

2018 36mm FLOAT forks can be travel adjusted by replacing the air shaft assembly. 36mm FLOAT NA2 forks can be reduced in travel as low as 100mm (831 air shaft).

Supplies Needed.

Speed-Ped-Elec 36mm FLOAT NA2 Air Shaft Assemblies
Part Description
820-02-434-KIT Air Shaft Assy, 2018, 34, 140mm, FLOAT LC NA 2, 1.214 Bore

Can you reduce travel on a fork?

Typically, an air fork achieves travel decrease/increase with the addition/removal of spacers on the air spring assembly, respectively. This effectively will reduce the air chamber size (travel decrease, spacer added) or increase the air chamber size (travel increase, spacer removed). This has several effects.

How much does a FOX fork service cost?

$190 USD

$190 USD • $220 CAD*

Thorough inspection of fork for wear and/or damage. Complete teardown and rebuild of damper, including new seals and oil. New dust wipers and foam rings.

How do you know when forks need servicing?

Some indicators for basic bath oil/seal service = leaking around seals, excessive oily dirt goo build up on top of seals that reappears on every ride, visible wear on stanchions(by that time it’s too late).

How do I know if my forks need servicing?

Quote from video: You should have the lowest pulled off your Forks. Three times a year once every four months.

How do I change the oil in my Fox fork?

Quote from video: Oil you'll need some rubbing alcohol or parts cleaner rubbing alcohol works great you can find at a drugstore you will need a 10 millimeter socket wrench.

How do you grease Fox shocks?

Float Fluid sits on the top of the air spring in Fox Forks. Suspension grease is typically a product like “Slick Honey” or Rock n Roll “Super Slick”. You can get by without greasing the seals, but coat them with some suspension fluid for assembly and make sure you soak the foam rings.

How can I tell what year my Fox fork is?

There is a number on the left fork slider you can enter on the fox website for upgrades and it’ll tell you if it’s a for the upgrade.

How much does it cost to rebuild a Fox shock?


OEM Raptor Front w/Coil $125 $35
2.5 Bypass 2.5 Internal Bypass 3.0 Bypass XP 1000 Front $150 $35
3.0 Internal Bypass 3.5 Bypass XP 1000 Rear $250 $35
4.0 Bypass $300 $35

How long does a Fox suspension last?

You spent a good deal of money on some high performance Fox shock absorbers, expecting them to last a good amount of time. Even if they dont last 5-6 years, you expect them to at least make it 1 or 2 years without problems.

How do I know if my Fox shocks need to be rebuilt?

Quote from video: Which can really start wrecking the internal parts and sometimes ruin the entire shock clunking is the next sign that your shocks are really ready for rebuild right away.