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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Any idea how to breathe some life into these Pace forks as fitted to the front of my Bonty? :cry:
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They don't seem to do much. Are there any spring replacements to get rid of the elastomer(i think thats whats in there, i've never had them apart) :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:00 pm 
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i thought that they were oil dampened and coil sprung, Pace will still service them for you, for a price, :)


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It'll probably cost £80. I'd rather just buy some rigid carbons. I do remember Gil M, who i bought them from mentioned something about the air damper being altered or removed.


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Good to see the old Bonty is going well, heres a picture of it in Utah on the Jem trail

As for the forks, Tim at Pace removed the air cartridge, which are renound for leaking and replaced it with a spring set, think he did it to a few of the early RC36's.

Basically there are no elastomers in there, just springs in both sides, they are easy to strip and service, just remove the cir-clips at the bottom of each leg and slide them apart. Probaly need a good service and if you don't feel confident, ring Pace and ask to speak to Tim, best be quick though :?

He also frequents this forum, so watch out he might even add to this post :D


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Cheers Gil. Cracking photo 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:00 pm 
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Yo Gil thanks for the introduction. Actually the fork has springs only in one leg as it did originally. Basically the pair of Evo3 springs are removed and a Pro Class 2 spring stack(4 springs in all) is modified and fitted in their place. The air seal and valve core are removed to prevent the air side working, the oil damper remains as original. The main reasons for doing the conversion was to overcome the problem of damaged seal grooves and reduce the amount of servicing. I have a vague feeling that Gil's conversion had a hard spring stack fitted which can be confirmed by any blue paint on the main springs. Watch this space for future servicing details!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:17 am 
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I have some 36 springs in the garage, not sure what rate but will check if your need some.


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