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    fox green oil

    is there any use for the fox green oil anymore? i have a quart of the stuff from my last fork, but now it looks like fox has gone back and made the gold 20wt the standard for everything all the way back to 2006. i've got at least half or more of this with no use for it. my current fork is a rhythm, so requires the 5wt and 20wt, but not the green.


    on another note, it sure would be nice if fox sold the specialized weights in much smaller containers. my fork takes 10 cc of the gold 20wt and 40 cc of the 5wt. i saw that i can get the gold in 250ml bottles, but that's still enough to service this fork 25 times and for the same price i can get a whole quart of it from jenson. the 5wt is only available in quarts, but is still 25 services of the fork at 40 ml per service.

    and i'm sure there are some people out there servicing their forks 25 times, but i don't know those people. i don't know the average lifespan of a fork, but even changing the oil 5 times a year is going to get 5 years out of the quart...................if i even still have this bike in 5 years and if whatever replaces it doesn't have a different oil requirement (see the green oil conundrum above).
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    Check this. It's used in some older forks and has been supplanted by 20w gold in others.

    https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=530
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Check this. It's used in some older forks and has been supplanted by 20w gold in others.

    https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=530
    yeah i know that.... but wtf do I do with it. even forks that weren't originally set to use gold no longer have it listed. i had an 09 float fork that first was red, then was green, and now is red and gold.

    i think the point is........ sell it in smaller quantities or quit changing the recommended oil. the average rider that has a single bike to service is rarely ever going to finish an entire quart of fork oil.
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    Use it over winter as bath oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Use it over winter as bath oil.
    can you use it when you do bath salts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drwx View Post
    can you use it when you do bath salts?
    Don't bath salts make anything better?

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    Find a friend with an older open bath fork. 32 RL, something of that nature. Anything that is called for 10 red in the lowers will work just fine with green.

    Winter bath fluid is a food option as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Labs View Post
    Winter bath fluid is a food option as well
    I know individual tastes vary. But I would not recommend that!
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    This turned into the bestest thread on MTBR in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Labs View Post
    Find a friend with an older open bath fork. 32 RL, something of that nature. Anything that is called for 10 red in the lowers will work just fine with green.

    Winter bath fluid is a food option as well
    Pft. Antiques. I may see if the bike shop just wants it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    I know individual tastes vary. But I would not recommend that!
    It may leave the back door green


    Stole this from the funny pics thread

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