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    New fork out of the box...coated in oil?

    Hey guys...just unboxed my new fork out of the retail box. Bought it from a reputable online retailer. It has a really thin coating of oil on it, especially on the crown and stanchions.

    I've never bought a retail boxed fork before...I'm guessing this is not normal, but need a sanity check from you guys. What do you think?
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    wipe it down and go ride
    if you have a seal problem, it will show up quickly as soon as you hit the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale View Post
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    wipe it down and go ride
    if you have a seal problem, it will show up quickly as soon as you hit the trail.
    I have purchased over a dozen new forks and only a couple had residue in small areas. I'd have some concern.

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    Wipe it down and go. Check your rebound/compression settings to see if they work at the extremes. If no, pull dampers and put in correct amount of oil. Then commence lamenting the state of OEM assembly in Asia and the requisite boat trip to the US.

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    New fork out of the box...coated in oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by jvp108 View Post
    Hey guys...just unboxed my new fork out of the retail box. Bought it from a reputable online retailer. It has a really thin coating of oil on it, especially on the crown and stanchions.

    I've never bought a retail boxed fork before...I'm guessing this is not normal, but need a sanity check from you guys. What do you think?
    I had this happen with a 2012 rockshox revelation xx wc. Turning lock out off didn't do anything. Sent it back to SRAM for warranty and it came back working and then got worse and worse. Took it in for service at lbs they said it was ok. Took it to a specialist they found it was a leak in the lever. SRAM charged me $80 for a new one. Fork works now though.

    So yeah if it's covered in oil it could be a problem.

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