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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:59 pm 
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what weight oil did you try :?:


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:04 pm 
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20. work buddy did the change in about 10 mins and said if I get some 30 he will do them both next week


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:09 pm 
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i know it my sound strange ,but what weight are you ,they do say that when new the two shocks came with 30wt oil to start with ,good luck :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:13 pm 
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royboy2cv wrote:
i know it my sound strange ,but what weight are you ,they do say that when new the two shocks came with 30wt oil to start with ,good luck :D


I am 12stone 11 now :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Houston ... We have a problem

Took back over the forest today and came away with a pretty clunky sounding proflex, yet to investigate but will soon enough


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I miss my old 856, and my 955 :(
If you really want to stop, and keeping in mind the potential Mayhem mud, give Magura's a go :D
Bit of a fiddle to fit on the back, but so much better than V's 8)
Looking nice by the way :wink: will look better with green Wildslippers :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:34 pm 
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might need the thicker oil , 30wt ,try some model shop for the shock oil only £5 for 60ml
,you only about 30ml, weather looks good for the Mayhem , 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Ok panic over , My fault when installing the rear shock I had not tighten up enough :oops:

So how does the front shock come off ? I have taken the bolt out the top shock and seem to be dismantling the fork yet still unable to get it off!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:24 pm 
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you only do that once :facepalm: ok turn the bike upside down ,front wheel out ,undo the top shock bolt ,the lower part of the shock has a tube going through it ,undo the two pinch bolts either side in the black pivot plates and gently drift out the tube making sore you do not hit the fork leg ,you should then be able to pull the shock out :D good luck if you need pics let me know :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:33 pm 
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The Girvin Vector truly has to be the most frustrating fork ever to work on :facepalm: :twisted:

I will be honestly amazed if the Proflex makes the start line and REALLY amazed if makes the finish!?!?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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