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 Post subject: Help the Aged.. (:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:28 am 
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Difficulties I face with getting neglected problems sorted.
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Cheers, Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:09 am 
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Hi Dave,

You can get elastomers here:

http://www.suspensionforkparts.net/esho ... at&catId=9

They are a bit pricey though, especially with the postage.

I believe if you convert to springs only, there will be no damping effect any more. You could also have a go at making your own elastomers:

http://faqload.com/faqs/bicycle-compone ... elastomers

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:00 am 
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use Kronos springs (ebay) and you'll keep the damping. really good springs, and I had them in some 96 Judy Dhs. They slot straight in in place of the old elastomers.

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Thanks for above. Will check out suggestions. Never tried springs.. not sure how to fit or if i would like the ride. Have been advised to stay with elastomers as they were intended, but what ive seen on internet, dont quite look the same as I took out. Not sure what to do esp as more than one Xc out there..,
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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Anyone out there who can help with Frog bolts..?


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:36 pm 
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unscrew plastic top cap, remove elastomers and spacers, put spring in, replace top cap. Honestly, very simple, and a great upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
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But not simple for me to find the right ones. Saw some on Ebay last week saying for XCs, but seller wasnt sure which of the various XC models they were for. He advised against purchase. Knowing the year might help....


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Yours are early XC's, circa 1996.

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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
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Ah... thank you so much. I had a feeling I got the discounted frame around 1995/96, but couldnt remember about the forks. Running lovely this evening on the 4 working elastomers. Would be good to have a full stack again tho. The forks pull out to about 80mm, so any change to springs will need short ones I guess..?
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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:41 pm 
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The dorks came on 50mm (1995) and 60mm (1996) travel.
Spring length stayed the same. Just the damper parts.

Get springs, the elastomers AFAIK are inferior to the MCU that where in there. Even the make your own set.
Judy had moved to spring mix in 1997 and full spring in 1998.

Sometimes you can have problems with them fitting in the top caps easily but they do go.

If your top cap has a rod attached they will be 95's, if not '96's.

The damper may be the problematic recalled ones, just check it has oil in it.


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