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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    What is this green stuff coming out of my fork?

    I aired up my fox float RL up to 100psi today (my recommended is 70), didn't like the way it felt, and I went to let the air out to start over, when i did, about 2 drops of green fluid sprayed out of the air valve. Aside from that, everything seems to be working a-ok right now.

    What was that??

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    Ectoplasm?


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    It coulda been the shop grease. We used to use grease that was all green (I can't think of the name now tho)

    I wouldn't think that it should be used on ur fork though... but I've never done a build or rebuild on a fork.

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    Did you fill it with that tire slime stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EivlEvo View Post
    It coulda been the shop grease. We used to use grease that was all green (I can't think of the name now tho)

    I wouldn't think that it should be used on ur fork though... but I've never done a build or rebuild on a fork.
    Parktool Polylube? Thats what we used at the shop I worked at. It was green.
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    Look at all these buttons EivlEvo's Avatar
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    Yes... polylube. It was def in a blue tub too!

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    haha

    Don't listen to those idiots, It's float fluid in the air chamber. A little bit escapes when the schrader valve gets depressed. It's perfectly normal.
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    Monster Energy drink. Every good fork has a little in it.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekbikedude View Post
    Don't listen to those idiots, It's float fluid in the air chamber. A little bit escapes when the schrader valve gets depressed. It's perfectly normal.
    Holy crap... I didn't realize we were in the presence of such greatness.

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    haha

    What made you jump to conclusions that it was polylube inside of the fork?
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    Ehh I apologize for being like Pete. Sorry guys.
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    Look at all these buttons EivlEvo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekbikedude View Post
    What made you jump to conclusions that it was polylube inside of the fork?
    I didn't jump to conclusions... I was just trying to think of something green that might have gotten in there on accident. I've never seen any green come out of my fork? Merely thinking out loud... it is a forum?

    No worries...

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    My fox rear does the same thing. When new it had a bunch of gunk in it, now it's reduced.

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    Its most likely slime, if you ever pumped up your tires with your shock pump it probably "inhaled" some slime from the tires then got blown into the fork and came back out after it settled to the bottom, same thing has happened to me. Perfectly normal, if its an air suspension fork it may be best to turn the bike upside down so that the oil that is supposed to be in the shock is not being lost and sucked into your pump.

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    ^lollerskates

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    I didn't know an air pump sucked air in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    I didn't know an air pump sucked air in.
    They dont..... it runs into the air hose then gets blown into the fork.



    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    ^lollerskates
    and that means....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    They dont..... it runs into the air hose then gets blown into the fork.




    and that means....??
    ......that you're post are some of the most awesome ever in the history of BF.

    So you pump up your tires with a shock pump?
    Last edited by mtnbiker66; 03-09-08 at 02:19 PM.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    ...

    So have you ever ridden past the end of your driveway?
    I'm working up to that......but I have a heck of a driveway. Have you ridden anywhere at all?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    They make these really cool compact pumps made just for tires. Would you like some links to them?
    Thanks, im happy to give my arms a workout though.

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    Well, do have any pics to prove you ride?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I'm working up to that......but I have a heck of a driveway. Have you ridden anywhere at all?
    I ride 20-30 miles of trail every saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Well, do have any pics to prove you ride?
    Sorry, when you really bike, theres no time to sit around taking pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    if you ever pumped up your tires with your shock pump .................................... same thing has happened to me
    $%#%ing hilarious!!!

    Why on earth would you pump up your tires with a shock pump?!?!

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    [QUOTE=elf 232;6309018]What do i seem clueless to you about? I know almost everything about bike building maintenance and repair, and have been completely correct in every one of my answers.
    QUOTE]

    That's not impressive at all. I can build and maintain a bike. I'm even good enough to be hired at a bike shop
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