Suspension Rebuild

Suspension Rebuild - Giant Reign 2 2012

FORK

Year: 2012
Serial number: 402076 – SERVICE (Located btm of steerer tube) (CSU may have been replaced)
Model: Fox 32 FLOAT RL w/ 15QR axle and 1.5” Tapered Steerer, 5.9Ó/150mm Travel

  1. Oils:
    1. FOX Green OR Red 10 wt.  (Interchangeable as long as 10 wt.)
    1. FOX Float Fluid

Fox service confirmed that their engineers confirmed that there is no performance difference between Green 10 wt. and Red 10 wt. oils in term of performance in my fork.

  • Oil Volumes:
    • Damper-side oil bath: 165 mL FOX Green 10 wt. -OR- FOX Red 10 wt.
    • Spring-side oil bath: 30 mL FOX Green 10 wt. -OR- FOX Red 10 wt.
    • Air Chamber: 5 mL FOX Float Fluid

Referencing links below: Row # 34: 2010-2012 FLOAT & ALPS 150 (O/B RL & RLC dampers)
-  NEWER UPDATED OIL VOLUME CHART (showing Red 10 wt.) :
https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=530
-  OLD OIL VOLUME CHART (showing Green 10 wt.) : https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/Content/Oil_Volumes.html

  • Torque spec for air/damper rod nuts: 55 inch lbs

  • Seal Kits:
    • Lowers Kit: Dust Wiper, Forx, 32mm, Low Friction, No flange (803-00-944)(FTW 825289)
    • Air Spring Kit: 32 FLOAT NA2 Rebuild (803-00-962)(FTW 813072)
  • Do I need to service the Damper side?  Yes, Fox guy said it’s probably the most important thing to service if only one part of the fork was to be serviced.
  • Is Damper seal kit even available anymore?  No, but Risse Cycles (out of Oregon) may have.
  • Air Volume Adjustment:
    • Spacer compatible: No (all pre-2016 do not have this technology)
    • By oil volume in top side of air chamber? Maybe
    • Can I run a newer NA2 Topcap Assembly to use modern volume spacers?  No, diameter and thread pitch has changed from 2016 – on.

Suspension Rebuild - Giant Reign 2 2012

SHOCK

Year: 2012

Serial number:                    (Located internally)

Model: Fox RP2 Boost Valve with XV sleeve (Performance Series)

RP2: 2-position ProPedal  lever (on/off), air spring pressure, rebound, angled air valve

https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/Content/Rear_Shocks/2012FLOATperform.html

Use this for newer reference: https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=549
Its for Float DPS which is very similar according to Fox service.

  1. Oils:  Float Fluid & Damper oil unknown w/o serial
  2. Oil Volumes:
    1. Inside Can: 5 mL FOX Float Fluid (half of included 10 mL sachet)
    1. Damper: Unknown without serial number

  3. Torque specs:  None to worry about

  4. Seal Kits:
    1. Air Spring Kit: Rebuild, FLOAT Line Air Sleeve, Special Q-Ring (803-00-142)(FTW 811866)


Fork – Instructions & Checklist:

Documentation on Fox Website:

Fork Oil Volumes Chart
https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/011/Content/Oil_Volumes.html

Instructional Videos:

Official Fox lower leg wipers/seals maintenance:
FOX 32mm Forks – Basic Maintenance - YouTube
check for blue scraper seal at 5:20 – If mine has it, do I need to replace this?


Another (older?) VERSION OF MY FORK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSJDNmKs5B4


Good video on Fork Uppers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMY3MBZ4Qyw

And Lowers(by the same guy):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCZmNKxRngw

Specialized Tools Needed:

  1. 26 mm chamfer-less socket
  2. Fox Lower Leg Removal Tool (OR use a piece of dowel with hole drilled in it)
  3. Unior Suspension Fork Seal Installation Guide 32mm  -  Union Seal Guide - Amazon Link

Oils / Greases Needed:

  1. Slick honey
  2. FOX Float Fluid
  3. FOX Green 10 wt. -OR- FOX Red 10 wt.

Seals Needed:

Lowers Kit: Dust Wiper, Forx, 32mm, Low Friction, No flange (803-00-944)(FTW 825289)
Air Spring Kit
: 32 FLOAT NA2 Rebuild (803-00-962)(FTW 813072)
Damper Kit:
Damper side o-ring kit for Fork: Damper Kit - Worldwide Cyclery 
No Longer being produced, Check Risse Racing for kit

Shock - Instructions & Checklist:

Documention on Fox Website:

All Shock maintenance:
https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=549
(Fox service said this would be a very close reference to my RP2)

OLDER:
Air Sleeve Maintenance:
https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/index.html

Stuck Down Shock Procedure:
https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/index.html

Instructional Videos:

How to service a Fox Float rear shock, seal replacement. Part 1 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtE6wlO_Jtk&t=0s

How to Rebuild Fox Float rear shock, Part 2 of 2. Rp23 rebuild, rp3, rp2 etc..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fG74zNKaYE

Specialized Tools Needed:

  1. Vise Soft Jaws
  2. Strap wrench (may not be necessary)

Seals Needed:

  1. Air Spring Kit: Rebuild, FLOAT Line Air Sleeve, Special Q-Ring (803-00-142)(FTW 811866)
  2. Damper Seal Kit:

Oils / Greases Needed:

  1. Slick honey
  2. Float fluid
  3. Damper oil


Service Intervals

Air Spring Forks (All 32, 34, 36 FLOAT, TALAS, and DRCV)

service itemneweach ride/raceevery 30 hoursevery 100 hours or annually
set sagX   
check sag; reset if necessary X  
set damping adjustmentsX   
clean exterior of fork with mild soap and water only; wipe dry with soft towel X  
inspect dropout thickness (9 mm)  X 
inspect bushings  X 
change oil in lower legs Visit the FOXHelp service site for more service procedures information.  X 
change FLOAT fluid in air chamber of FLOAT, TALAS, and DRCV forks.   X
service damper: 32, 34, and 36 FIT; open cartridge (OC) and Terralogic®   X

Rear Shocks

service itemneweach ride/raceevery 30 hoursevery 100 hours or annually
set sagX   
check sag; reset if necessary X  
set damping adjustmentsX   
clean shock exterior with mild soap and water only; wipe dry with soft towel X  
air sleeve maintenance (FLOAT & DHX Air shocks)  X 
clean and inspect bushings & reducers  X 
suspension fluid service (must be performed by FOX Racing Shox or Authorized Service Center)   X

ETC

WEST<                  US SERVICE              >EAST
38 Isidor Court Suite 120   serviceNV@ridefox.com95 Underwood Rd
Sparks, NV 89441 Fletcher, NC 28732
p 800.369.7469 p 800.369.7469

Old no longer updated!  All 2012 Forks and Shocks - Online Resource: https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/index.html

Link for reference only – use the newer site for service stuff Evolution O/B RL; 150:  WITH Kashima coating

Link for reference only – use the newer site for service stuff https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/012/Content/Forks/32/2012FLOAT_32.html

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