can i make fork more supple and plush by putting lighter oil ?
I've fox 34 talas CTD 160mm
Fork works fine, but it's not as supple as i want (comparing to Lyrik R)
i don't know why, maybe because some compression damping that this fork has (even on descent setting)
can i put lighter oil to reduce compression damping ?
Is it safe for internals?
What's the difference between Fox Red and Green oil?
Which one should i change? Fox Red in Damper ?
oil for 2013 34 26'' Talas
FOX Red 10 wt. Damper 35.2
FOX Green 10 wt. Damper-side oil bath 30.0
Spring-side oil bath 15.0
FOX Float Fluid Main Chamber 3.0
Negative Chamber 3.0
Have you allowed it to break in yet?
How much it takes to break in ?
5 days in mountains - at least 3h total on steep or fast downhills (not smooth - rocks, roots, small jumps). Is it enough?
I think Fox says about 50 hours?
If you haven't already, I'd recommend checking to make sure you have enough bath oil. Fox is known to send forks with low/no oil.
At least 20 hours to break in. Changing the oil in the fork will not make it more plush. Changing the damper oil will. BTW you may want to speed up the rebound. Since Fox forks are single circuit this will make the compression more supple.
They use the Red and Green to see if one is leaking. With the different colors you can see if they mix.
If there's not enough bath oil, changing it will definitely make it more plush.
Originally Posted by Salespunk
I'll check oil levels tomorrow.
unfortunately my service don't want to change oil in FIT cartridge as domestic distributor reserved rights to service FIT cartridges (oil and nitrogen)
Agreed, I was assuming that they put it together correctly.
Originally Posted by bad mechanic
I had a thread about this on ridemonkey. I just bought a fox 40, first fox, and it was very stiff. I read about breaking in, but didn't expect it to be that stiff. I went from compressions settings full open, still harsh ride not using the travel, to using all the travel very easy and the need to adjust compression.
Your foam rings and seals are probaly dry, try turning your bike upside down to re-soke the rings and seals, the green oil goes into the lowers and chances are your levels are fine. Get some more ride time on it before you open it up.