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    Who makes Red Rum?

    I see in the tuning chart Red Rum or 80wt oil is recommended for the air spring cartridge? Who make Red Rum??

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    Torco

    Google TORCO and inquire about their (BASF) Bicycle Air Spring Fluid. That's what they use at Maverick.

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    You can use Fox Float Fluid as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuna
    I see in the tuning chart Red Rum or 80wt oil is recommended for the air spring cartridge? Who make Red Rum??
    I saw this on the tuning chart as well. I'm confused though. On the chart under stock settings, it has 5wt oil listed.

    5wt stock....80wt "Red Rum"? Seems like a drastick difference. Is "Red Rum's" viscosity rated differently than shock oil?

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    The only places that you will use RedRum/Float Fluid is on TOP of the fork air piston and the rear shock housing.

    Do not use it anywhere else as it's quite thick stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the help and suggestion on the fork everyone!
    I ended up using BellRay 5wt fork oil and Valvoline 80wt gear oil. These are much cheaper and could be found locally compared to the Fox Float and RedRum. Fork is performing much, much better, but still doesn't feel right.

    When cornering and encountering rocks it feel almost like it gives - like it is going to slide out from under me -like it is not tracking the line. However, if I lock it down to 4" travel mode it feels better, but of course the suspension doesn't work as well on small bumps and rocks. I am not a heavy rider 158 lbs, so what is going on - is it flex as stated in other posts? It is not very comforting when going downhill on a straightway and it feels awesome and then a couple quick corners with rocks and bumps in them, and you suddenly feel like the front is loose.

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    Make sure that the hub release levers are correctly Tight! 22lbs!

    If it's a DUC make sure the upper crown bolts are torqued correctly.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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