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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Kona-Ian wrote:
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So going back to the oil on the sanctions is it just because the forks are shit?


Probably.

The foolishness is because of this:

Stanchions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanchion

Sanctions:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Sanctions


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Wow Mr Clever clogs thanks for the English lesson, that's really helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Can you say how much oil is appearing? Have you tried wiping clean then riding a while and checking? So they are cheap forks, but I am sure seals must be available cheaply too so possibly would be worth servicing them.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:44 pm 
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They are brand new when I bought them highlandflyer done about 80miles since.
Do wipe the oil yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:00 am 
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My Revs do it for a bit after a service where I have soaked the sponges that sit under the seals. Lasts anything up to a couple of hundred miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:06 am 
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If XCMs have been dry on the sanctions for any length of time they're probably well overdue for a service. They have no oil bath and rely completely on the moving contact surfaces being lubed.

A good XCM is a very bad fork indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 am 
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So does this mean there is not necessarily a problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:01 am 
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Apart from being saddled with Suntour forks, there's liable to be no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Apart from being saddled with Suntour forks


That must be very uncomfortable to ride. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Oil on sanctions.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Well, if people took the time to label things this wouldn't happen.


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