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Old 05-08-03, 02:22 PM   #1
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When to do 1st oil change on fork?

Just wondering how many miles you guys usually go/what type of conditions you ride in before you do an oil change on your shocks. I have a Fox 100RL if that helps.
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I change mine as soon as I buy them! I use a heavier weight oil and prefer the slower damping.

Otherwise, I'd say about 6-9 months of "normal" use. What's normal? One or two days of riding a week. If you ride more, or in adverse conditions, go every 3-4 months. You'll be surprised how different your fork feels after a good cleaning and fluid change. Don't forget to replace worn parts!

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ok ... I ride 45 miles a week on average if that helps as well.
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read the manual. My fork actually recommends you do it every 10 hours. Hell that's only 2 freakin rides.
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read the manual. My fork actually recommends you do it every 10 hours. Hell that's only 2 freakin rides.
wow. better get good at them oil changes.
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Look it up on the web site...they should have manuals (up to date) on the site - and stick to their maintenance schedule. It's miraculous how much longer stuff lasts when you maintain it properly.
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