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    Sticky, dark residue on stanchion tube (pic)

    Any idea what's causing this? It rubs off but it's very thick and almost like a rubber residue. Seal or wiper?

    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Any idea what's causing this? It rubs off but it's very thick and almost like a rubber residue. Seal or wiper?

    Have you ever serviced the fork? Now's a good time to change the oil.

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    Yeah, get that sucker serviced asap. I've seen that nasty stuff before. It's not a good sign. Below the wipers may be a lot of wear on the stanchions, meaning time to replace expensive parts.

    Go forth and service that sucker straight away!

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    The fork's only a few months old. I purchased it in March as part of a new bike build. I only ride 2-3 days a week so I'm surprised it needs service!
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    The fork's only a few months old. I purchased it in March as part of a new bike build. I only ride 2-3 days a week so I'm surprised it needs service!
    If I purchase a new fork I give it a handful or less of rides (break-in time) then drop the lowers to change the oil. Never know how much oil the factory placed in the fork.

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    Fox shipped out a bad set of seals that disintegrated like this. Definitely rebuild the fork as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    The fork's only a few months old. I purchased it in March as part of a new bike build. I only ride 2-3 days a week so I'm surprised it needs service!
    A Fox fork needs new oil the moment you get it. I'm not being glib or sarcastic, whenever confronted with a new Fox fork, drop the lower and do an oil change.

    It's a bit late now but you'll know for future, service it now!

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