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Lubing suspension fork
edited June 2014
What do you guys use to lube the stanchions on your fork?
Is it ok to use Green Finish Line?
I use Fox Float Fluid.
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The best lube to use is the oil or whatever is the lube in the fork.
Chain lube can be used as well.
Don't use aerosols.
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For the exposed part of the stanchions I use Fork Juice. Seems to work well removing gunk from the tops of the seals and keeping the fork action smooth.
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yes - I've used green (Wet) Finish Line on fork stanchions and it's fine (but now use Brunox)
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Whatever you use (all suggestions above are good) only apply a very fine layer and cycle the fork through it's travel a few times.
Too much lube on the stanchions will attract dirt and cause more damage than it prevents.
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Thanks guys, I'll just use Finish Line and wipe off the excess with a (lint free
Fork Juice gets my vote, just a little each ride
Silicone Lube for me, but thinking when my little bottle runs out im gonna use fork juice, mate put a bit on mine the other day it it was much better.
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One tip I picked up from a Sram Tech is to use a zip tie to peel back a small gap in the fork seal. Then dribble oil down into the foam rings. Do this in a few spots around the seal. This is preferable to lathering up the stanchion as RC says; it'll just trap dirt. Mr Sram Tech said a chain lube would be fine but obvs the same oil as in the fork would be preferable.
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