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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:59 pm 
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hi guys i bought my orange e3 and the judys elastomers are toast

is it poss to do a spring conversion or am i stuck making elastomers for them


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:27 pm 
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Yes, there were a few kits available, come up now and again but go quick :)

Just do a search on here, there are a few threads about it :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 pm 
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i have had a look but confused lol looking for a straight answer really i can by the elastomers


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:34 pm 
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:lol: straight answer - yes you can.

Which bit confuses you? its just a case of waiting for a judy spring conversion kit to come up for sale or put a wanted ad up for one :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 am 
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Yes it is possible. I did it to my Judy fork a few years ago. I bought the Kronos Springs kit. it was about 30 US dollars and it was a quick swap.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:09 am 
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BITD the consensus was that the fork was a bit under damped switchign to using springs only, advice was to swap one side to using a spring and keep the other as elastomers. Not much help to you if your elastomers are toast, but may help if two people want to share a set.
Iddon speed springs were the ones I used BITD I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:14 am 
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I have heard indy internals will fit


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:24 am 
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there was someone on here who converted some early judys to the later hydracoil system, but tbh i'd just lob them and get some short-travel early bombers on


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am 
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That was me: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/wiki/Special ... conversion

You can use just about any coil that has the same diameter and the right length. And by any I mean any RS coil taken out of newer forks. If you feel the dampening is not enough, you can use a heavier oil in the dampener. Chances are thou, that your dampening cartridge will loose oil because of the seals age-failing. Or it is already cracked if its the plastic version.

Thats (partly) why I did that conversion to hydracoil.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Strip out what you have and see what's what.

ive no experience with oil damping forks but, no stranger to spring/air ones.

depending on what system you have you can swap out with donor parts. just get the stack height matched and you cant go far wrong. then, its a case of trial and error.

i often rob springs from buggered forks....


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