MK1 Mert lawill front suspension. can anyone tell me about the inside of the damper?
Hello all, not long signed up here but have been reading for awhile now.
after buying deelam's
Bike off him ( Gary Fisher RS-1) i decided once home to do what i normally do and strip it down to have a closer look.
after losing the rubber air valve in the grass and spending about 2 hours on my hands and knees picking through the grass if finally found it. all the air pressure came out of the front damper unit and what looked like a heavy spray of oil (when i say out i mean out of the valve for adjustment.)
now with the old rubber valve back in and back up to pressure the suspension doesn't seem to be holding well.
looking at it ive nackard up the valve seal so will be after a new one of them very very soon.
but what i was interested in was this spray of what tastes and feels like a fine grade of oil.
can anyone tell me more about how they work inside eg with a air and fluid mix? or a diafram? i am unsure and what to make sure i haven't popped any seals inside before i carry out replacement of the new air valve
p.s hello retro forum, lovely site!