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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:24 pm 
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went for a little ride around, after being out this week, and noticed movement in my front judy's its where the main shaft goes into the body at the bottom (hope that makes sense), its a front/back movement.

will a rebuild get rid of this or is it time for an upgrade?

advice please


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Sounds like the bushes are gone.
Probably time for an upgrade.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:38 pm 
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TFTuned don't list judy bushes, and if they don't...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:44 pm 
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worth searching for a rebuild kit? or just upgrade? but to what? aint got alot of cash at the moment.

time to start saving the pennies


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:36 am 
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Chances are the rebuild kit will be more expensive than the judy's are worth it.
Different fork depends on what bike and some personal preference. Bargains to be had though.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:16 am 
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You're best off pulling the lowers off (or getting a shop to) and having a look at what you're dealing with before buying anything. I'm guessing they haven't been regularly serviced/maintained? I'd imagine the chances of them not being well and truly shagged beyond repair are pretty slim.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:13 pm 
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^^ yea 2nd that, sometimes it can be as simple as loose bolts connecting the sliders to the staunctions and with a simple service run like new.
Unless your riding them hard I doubt it's the bushings.
Don't ride them until the service otherwise you will likely blow seals and bushings ($$$)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Is there any one on the forum who rebuilds front forks at a good rate, or is it a simple job that I could do myself? Wouldn't mind painting them as well


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:00 pm 
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if you are feeling the play by just pulling the front brake, it may be the headset. if you put your finger n thumb between the fork seals and inner legs then apply the front brake and rock back and forth to make sure


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