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Fox fork servicing help update
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Author:  dyna-ti [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 pm ]
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Got these but theyre in need of a service as something is rattling around in the left leg[i think :?] when i pull it to its extent.
If anyone knows what can go wrong internally id love to hear it.
I dont think this is a major issue like somethings broken or anything like that,just maybe loose
Think its a vanilla 130mm RLC as when pulled to its extent it measures 130mm
2005[:?] and 32mm stanchions

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Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:59 pm ]
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They're relatively easy to service and the Fox service guides are really good. I can service them for you if you'd like for cost of materials.

Author:  greenstiles [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:22 pm ]
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left leg needed a bit more oil in those forks than manual says when you build back up.....always used to get fox of that era through the door with worn stantion on left leg due to lack of lubrication,

They will be 125's as they had an extra 5mm buffer travel if that's the right word.....you can confirm this by seeing what size black spacers they have .

Author:  greenstiles [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:49 pm ]
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One thing i would recomend is use a good ring spanner on the lower nuts (and use a socket for the top caps !) and don't overtighten them after, but watch for any leakage then just nip um up a bit.

I've done those forks mant times as a mechanic and owned a few pairs. Happy to give advice. :D

Author:  dyna-ti [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:27 pm ]
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greenstiles wrote:
One thing i would recommend is use a good ring spanner on the lower nuts (and use a socket for the top caps !) and don't overtighten them after, but watch for any leakage then just nip um up a bit.

I've done those forks many times as a mechanic and owned a few pairs. Happy to give advice. :D


Im getting to grips with it now[well was] ive got my trusty waterpump pliers in place of a 26mm socket :D.Just the 2nd side to undo,buggers are tight :P

Author:  greenstiles [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm ]
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ooouuucchhh !

Author:  dyna-ti [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm ]
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I jest :wink:

Author:  Splatter Paint [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:39 am ]
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http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_c ... index.html

Is what you need.

SP

Author:  dyna-ti [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:56 pm ]
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
They're relatively easy to service and the Fox service guides are really good. I can service them for you if you'd like for cost of materials.


Ill do a pic later but it appears to me like the spacers are missing and as the lock out and damping on the right side seem slack might be that there is something amiss there also :? not sure because it all looks in place,but it could have been the lack of spacers being fitted that was throwing that side off or preventing it from operating properly.
Ill put it all roughly back together and pm you a note for address etc :)

Author:  dyna-ti [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:36 pm ]
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Pic of last nights revelation

If anyone can identify sizes,part numbers links etc dont be shy :D

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Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:18 pm ]
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Bottom spacer will depend on what travel you want to run (depending on the original travel designation of the dampner). These spacers are cheap on eBay.

Not sure on the top one. Certainly recon that's the one causing your play/rattling.

Author:  dyna-ti [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:33 pm ]
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Any idea of the size of these spacers :? I've seen a diagram with them listed @20 and 25mm ,one of each on each side but id have to confirm it is a vanilla 130mm RLC
The spacers themselves.I would assume that these are nothing more that bits of plastic :? wide enough to fit easily and simple enough to push down on the springs when you change the settings :? ?

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