Revelation oil levels and weight – are they going to explode?
1) not as such, but I doubt the TF stuff is 5w if its from their lowers kit, thicker stuff keeps everything better coated – which is all the stuff in the lowers does so-
2) Nothing (other than waste oil), as above its just to cover everything in oil. The bike radar is for old Rev (dated 2010), so go with the rockshox advice for your fork.
*unklehomer is not in anyway a prof. fork fettler, just a keen enthusiast.Posted 4 years ago
Hi all, just done a lower leg service on my 2011 Revelation RLT ti fork, it was quite straightforward, I used the lower leg service kit from tftuned.
I have 2 questions:
1) Am I going to have any problems using 5wt oil (this is what came with the tf kit) where Rockshox recommend 15wt?
2) What is the effect of putting more than the recommended 5ml in the fork lowers? Rockshox recommend 3-8ml of 15w for the 2011 RLT ti. But bikeradar recommend 15ml here: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/workshop-rockshox-revelation-lower-leg-service-24649/
There are LOTS of questions on lower leg services on this forum which are helpful but non which answer the questions I’m asking (that I’ve found), please help 😀Posted 4 years ago
My TF Tuned Lowers service kit came with a bottle labelled “Lower Lube Mix” which is 15wt. (And a bottle of 5wt stuff for the damper)
As per this picture found on TFTuned site.
You might want to ask TFTuned why your kit came with only 5wt and not the lower lube mix, maybe?Posted 4 years ago
Oh, I do have the lower lube mix but I thought that was for soaking the foam rings in 🙁 Oh well it looks like they’ll need draining tomorrow!
It’s a bit misleading really since the only thing with ‘oil’ or a weight of any description is actually not for the lowers (the kit is called ‘lower lube kit’) whereas the stuff you’re actually supposed to put in the lowers has non of the weight/description written on.Posted 4 years ago
It could be labelled a bit better yea, I had to email them myself to find out what the lower lube mix actually is. Apparently it’s “their own blend of oils and lube which is roughly 15wt” – think that’s what they replied with.
You got half of it right tho, it is great for soaking your foam rings in!Posted 4 years ago
I swapped the 5wt lower oil today for the ‘lower lube mix’ and had a quick test ride around the local trails.
It’s amazing how much better my fork feels now (before the lower service), nowhere near as sticky (it didn’t even seem bad before) and it feels a lot more progressive and active now.
Unfortunately I made the mistake of thinking to myself: “Oh, these rebound adjusters are supposed to fall off all the time, I still have mine” the other day, now I’ve been tweaking the settings, it’s dropped off down a rocky descent 🙄 I really hope RS have changed this design on the newer Pike fork!!Posted 4 years agoslinkybikeMember
RS recommend 15wt but you can run lighter weight oil, I mix redrum and 5wt 50/50 which gets you to about 10wt and it works well it allows the oil to circulate a little more than straight 15wt does. It helps to also puts some slick honey or o-ring grease on the bush’s of the lowers. As to oil levels in the lowers don’t stress too much a little more is better than two little you have to really fill them to get them to hydro lock (hydro locking is when the lowers are filled with enough oil to stop full travel)Posted 4 years ago
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