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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Hello,

Is there someone who knows if it is possible to change the outer legs off a Rock Shox Quadra 21 fork?

I have got two forks. One yellow Q21R and a silver Q21. I believe that crown on both forks are “pressed-on”. The silver fork works very well. The yellow one is stuck.

Currently I am working on a Specialized MTB. The yellow fork would be very nice on this bike.

So therefore I would like to use the inside of the silver fork with the yellow outer legs.
Is it possible? And if it is, do you use special tools then?

Thanks, Will


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:51 pm 
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You should be able to do this. I think the legs are held on with circlips so once you get these off, the legs should slide off.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:58 pm 
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i thought they where secured with a long 5 mm allen bolt?

what does the manual says.

it can be done, last year i found some at the tip, and they cleaned up real nice and working perfect now (with new springs)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Not had Quadra'a but don't the bushings stay in the legs, so you would need to get them out and swap them around.
I am assume they have gone of course, give they are stuck.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:57 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Not had Quadra'a but don't the bushings stay in the legs, so you would need to get them out and swap them around.
I am assume they have gone of course, give they are stuck.


This is the content of the yellow legs. It smells just like it looks. There is still no movement in the fork. So there is some work left.

Cheers, Will


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:00 pm 
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I_am_Will wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Not had Quadra'a but don't the bushings stay in the legs, so you would need to get them out and swap them around.
I am assume they have gone of course, give they are stuck.


This is the content of the yellow legs. It smells just like it looks. There is still no movement in the fork. So there is some work left.

Cheers, Will


nice are you just going to refil them with some new gravel and sand? :lol:


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poweredbypies wrote:
I_am_Will wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Not had Quadra'a but don't the bushings stay in the legs, so you would need to get them out and swap them around.
I am assume they have gone of course, give they are stuck.


This is the content of the yellow legs. It smells just like it looks. There is still no movement in the fork. So there is some work left.

Cheers, Will


nice are you just going to refil them with some new gravel and sand? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:32 pm 
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arent those silver ones quadra 10's? the silver 21's have a bolt on crown like the mags.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:49 am 
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crud wrote:
arent those silver ones quadra 10's? the silver 21's have a bolt on crown like the mags.


Just certain models

1994 Q21 , external adjust preload and black brace (Al one)
1995 Q21R , external adjust preload and yellow brace (Mg one!)
1996 Q21R , external adjust preload and yellow brace (Al one) <-- OEM version of this was pressed on crown though

the rest where pressed one
'93 Quadra, '94 Q10, '95 Q5 Q21, '96 Q5, OEM '96 Q21R

from the manual in the Archive


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