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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:26 pm 
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I have what I was told is a 1995 model Rock Shox Judy SL. The bottom of the lower leg has what is in the photo. A metal bolt or rod protruding out, with an adjusting thumb screw.

Is this original to the fork? Or has the fork been modified (hopefully enhanced) in some way?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:30 pm 
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It is certainly a modification, but perhaps a useful one. Usually this fork has a ti bole with a hole in so that you can fit an Allen key through it and adjust the damping rate. Looks like your forks have a modification that allows it to be adjusted by the knurled adjuster at the bottom, rather than an allen key. Quite nifty, and how modern forks are now, albeit perhaps a little smaller.

Do you have any closer pics, might consider something myself as I have some spare bits and quite like that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:38 am 
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more photos. The adjusters at the top of each leg appears to be same/similar to many Rock Shox of the era (Judy XC or SL). The bolts looks to be Ti. Any guesses on how I can tell?

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This is what the whole fork looks like
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Detail of the crown from the front
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I don't know what the internals are for this fork. But for a 1995 model fork, it seems to still be functioning quite well and requires quite a good amount of pressure to compress down.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:03 am 
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Undo the bolts (they are Ti as they used a different shape steel bolt).
Take the top caps out and '95 had a skewer attached to it, '96 didn't.

That looks like an aftermarket/home made mod. They did make an external adjuster but it was red ALU. At least they ones I've seen.

That crown looks quite raised, similar to how later SIDs had it, always though the early JUDY where flatter. Do you know if it's original?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:19 am 
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The person who I bought the bike from says the fork is original to the bike and he was the first owner.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:06 am 
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The crown looks original, but I don't think the crown bolts are, certainly every set I've had, had different bolts. Ti of course, but they were straight up and down, not angled like the ones in the pics.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:27 am 
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Ishaw, they're the same style as the ones I have on my sets


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:24 pm 
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The bolts in the crown are the same as the ones in every pair of SL's I have had.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Rick Draper wrote:
The bolts in the crown are the same as the ones in every pair of SL's I have had.

Strange, never had that style bolt in any judy SL I've had, but hey, does it really matter? Could be a year/batch thing?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Just think of the extra weight from not having the angle cut.


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