Fox Air Can Service – STW Expert Help Please!
I’m about to do the air can service on my Rp23. The instructions seem pretty clear, remove air from shock, then shock from bike, then pull and unscrew air can, clean, add FOX FLOAT FLUID, reassemble.
I don’t have the rebuild kit because I’m just wanting to open and clean and am not planning on replacing the o-rings etc because all that seems sound and there’s no loss of air or anything.
So a couple of questions – 1. wtf is Fox Float Fluid?? 2. Is it as easy as it sounds?
I’ve never done this before as I’d usually just send everything to TF once a year but that’s not practical at the moment.Posted 8 years agoDavyMember
Doug, the Float fluid is not the same as the damping oil. It’s much more viscous, as it’s solely designed to lubricate the seals etc.Posted 8 years ago
To be honest, it’s worth investing in a rebuild kit, as there’s a very good chance that you’ll damage the seals as you pull the air can off. You get a full set of seals, and a sachet of float fluid for a tenner.
Guys, cheers for the advice.
IA, it’s not the tenner, it’s getting stuff posted out here (south of Spain) that adds up the price!
Kingtut, what do you use when you service yours?
If I need the kit then I’ll hold off and order it along with some other stuff. It sounds like it might be a good idea to have spare seals because I can’t really afford to be without my bike for more than a few days. I was wanting to start doing this a bit more regularly as my bike’s getting a lot of use/abuse at the moment.Posted 8 years agoDezBSubscriber
Unfortunately, I lost the hi-res video, but this is worth a watch – http://s142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/dezb99/Junk/?action=view¤t=air_vanilla_low.flvPosted 8 years ago
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