Fox factory FIT forks service
You need to check exactly what service each person is providing as they do differ slightly.
But for £100 I would be expecting a full service, change all o-rings and damping and lubrication oil etc …
Yes you can do a “refresh” with out touching the damper. This is called a lower leg service and is pretty easy on most forks. This requires you to change the lubrication oil, dust and oil seals.
The first time might take a while but you’ll soon get it down to 30mins. Have a search online, there are lots and lots of videos showing how to do a lower leg service.Posted 3 years ago
Ok so ive serviced a set of evolution forks before but these appear to be a whole different kettle of fish.
So is it worth it servicing it yourself?
Is it possible to do a “refresh” of the forks to chamge the oil and stop the sanction wear without touching the cartridge?
Do you know if the 100 quid or so people charge for a fork service includes the damper rebuild on the fit forks?
CheersPosted 3 years ago
Dropping the lowers, draining then replacing the lubrication fluid, giving the seals a quick clean and relubing the foam rings takes 10 minutes when you know what you are doing. There is a video here on Mojo which is what I think you want to do (and have probably done before by the sounds of it).
Servicing a FIT damper is something I looked in to but seems to be a massive PITA and best left to the competent/ professionals!
One problem I had with these forks is the lubrication fluid seeping in to the air chamber so I had to regularly let all the air out of the fork whereby the lubrication fluid would also come out, then replace the air and replace the fluid in the lowers. Because of this a lowers service was something I got quite quick at doing!
I suspect the oli volumes you want start from models 49 onwards (start of the 2013 forks) here but without knowing what fork you have it is impossible to say exactly which model number refers to what you need!Posted 3 years ago
Lower service yes and if you have a 26mm socket (6 sided and machined flat best to reduce the chance of damaging the top cap) you can change the float fluid in air chamber (air and scraper seals available along with wipers & foam rings)
FIT damper is servicable but can be a pain if not totally confident doing them.
We charge £85 for a full service (inc. damper) for reference.Posted 3 years ago
Exactly what model fork do you have? With FIT forks you generally wouldn’t touch anything to do with the damper unless you have Loco’s tools and skills 😀 Just a small amount of lubrication fluid required in the legs to keep the stanchions fresh (although the amount may depend on the model I guess).Posted 3 years ago
You need to replace the lubrication fluid that sloshes around in the lowers. From the info you’ve provided it isn’t clear how much your fork needs but it is usually the 15-30ml range. My 2011 Fox FIT RLC for example required 20ml of the green 10wt green suspension fluid in both legs. I then dipped the foam rings in the Fox Float Fluid which might be where you are thinking about 5ml from????Posted 3 years ago
Soak the current foam rings in 10wt lower oil (fox recommend) or the fox gold oil is out (need correct seals in 32mm forks)Posted 3 years ago
http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/index.htm oil guide on here for fork model & year.
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