Rockshox Forks – Changing the spring, do I need to add oil?

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  • PeterPoddy
    Member

    You can catch the oil that comes out if you like, but putting new in is sensible. 15w fork oil is about £7 from a motorbike shop.
    Put lots of grease on the new spring as well!
    🙂

    poppa
    Member

    Okey doke – being pikey I may try to catch the oil! The spring already cost me £37…

    retro83
    Member

    You don’t have to catch the oil, just keep the fork horizontal and none will come out.

    You might as well do it seeing as you’re working on them anyway though!

    poppa
    Member

    Going to change the spring in my Rockxhox Tora fork – the procedure looks quite simple. Does anyone know if I need to add any oil to the leg when I do this?

    Thanks!

    grumm
    Member

    Oi Poddy, does one of your guides tell you how to change the oil? Think a bit of mine leaked when I changed the springs.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
    Subscriber

    unless it’s a u-turn fork, you don’t need to remove the lower bolt so there’s no need to bother with oil

    Remove the pre-load adjuster (it should just pull off with some pliers)

    24mm socket to remove the top cap

    Compress the forks and the spring should pop out the top

    Remove and replace with new spring, suitably greased

    Replaced the top cap

    Replace the pre-load adjuster

    poppa
    Member

    Yeah, it is a U-Turn I am afraid!

    Premier Icon doug_basqueMTB.com
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    there’s a good guide that you can download from the sram website. pic’s and everything.

    Spud
    Member

    Just done my Pikes tonight and not a jot of oil came out!

    http://www.tftunedshox.com/info/rockshox_spring_fitting.aspx

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    Yeah, did my Lyriks as soon as I got them, no oil loss at all (followed the instructions as Doug and Spud). Seems to be p*ssing out the damper leg at the moment though… 😥

    poppa
    Member

    Spud – thanks for that, much better than the SRAM guide! Just need a socket wrench now, or can I get away with a spanner?

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