And of course the difference in performance is orgasmic. I've done it 3 times in the last few months, it's even more satisfying than obsessively vacuuming the floor or micro cleaning your windows.
GMBN has a usable vid "How to service Rock Shox mtb fork" for a good overview. Important bits skipped over by vids:
Fork 50hr service (oil change):
•Need a good quality syringe with rubber seal. Small diameter hose.
•Not necessary to remove fork or clamp bike in stand. Hang by saddle when removing lowers, flip bike over when putting in oil.
•Remove brake caliper and secure it as far away as possible. Small amounts of oil will get everywhere.
•Wear glasses, oil can spray out under residual pressure. Even with valve core removed.
•Do not remove any bolts completely at first. Tap both bottom bolts first. (Gently, with plastic hammer).
•Clean inside of lowers with dowel and rag, there's dirt in there. Special attention to channel behind foam rings. Take some time.
•Replace old foam rings with new ones. They're cheap. Old rings swell when cleaned and tend to not reinstall perfectly.
•Reassemby checklist: Travel indicator O ring on stanchion, foam rings installed, Slick Honey on seal.
Remove seal springs, slide lowers on, reinstall springs.
•Slide lowers all the way on, then back 1 cm to leave space for oil.
•10ml 0W30 each side. (Says 5cc on bolt, disregard this).
•Don't fully compress (till bottom out) fork before reinstalling bolts.
•Torque bolts to 7.3Nm. (Rebound torque is 1.1Nm).
Last edited by: Hepcat on Jan. 20, 2018, 2:33 p.m., edited 3 times in total.