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Are the metal ones both rebound? I did have a NOS set of dampers, one rebound, the other compression but they got lost in the post. The bodies were red and silver though.


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Are the metal ones both rebound? I did have a NOS set of dampers, one rebound, the other compression but they got lost in the post. The bodies were red and silver though.

how does one tell??? the both look almost identical except for the decal on one and the slightly deeper shade of red for the metal body.


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The damping resistance would be opposite I.e one should provide damping on the forks downward stroke, the other when it returns to full length, if of course they are not the same.


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to me there seems to be resistance in both direction you push the rod. but i guess there should be a subtle difference?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:05 am 
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finally all sorted out and now i have a pair of working FSX forks! :D

Left is shorter travel with Styff Shockbone canti brace and threaded steerer. Internals consist of single Risse GEM cartridge and I believe Speed springs.

Right is longer travel with Styff Shockbone V brace and alum steerer. Internals consist of dual red (DH?) Judy cartridges in both legs and NOS Kronos springs.

Both with proper titanium hardware except the crown bolts, which I'll be ordering. Oddly, the left fork lowers has a matte finish, and the right are glossy. Anyone got any info on the difference in finish?


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No idea on finish.
The dual red dampers, can you switch on to a black. As I thought the red were compression dampers and not rebound, so an upside down damper.
Then again I've not taken one apart, don't think I've had one.


Look good though :-)


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