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Fork and Shock Maintenance
#1
did a fork wiper and seal clean today. was quite surprised to find the left leg foam ring dry, rear shock was also almost dry, all nice and squishy now, worth a quick inspection if you havent checked yours for a while!
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#2
I got Downlands to replace mine a few weeks ago and he said mine were dry too and i had lots of stiction. Definitely doing it myself next time as it cost me £84 including seals and sponges :o
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#3
[quote="]did a fork wiper and seal clean today. was quite surprised to find the left leg foam ring dry, rear shock was also almost dry, all nice and squishy now, worth a quick inspection if you havent checked yours for a while![/quote"]

I haven't got a clue what any of that means. Is it something important to do?
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#4
[quote="]did a fork wiper and seal clean today. was quite surprised to find the left leg foam ring dry, rear shock was also almost dry, all nice and squishy now, worth a quick inspection if you havent checked yours for a while![/quote"]


Id like to try it myself one time, but how much would it cost if it went wrong  :o
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#5
Perhaps it might be in next months IMBmag. hint hint  Wink or we all get together for a sketchy bike maintenace class.
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#6
I did read somewhere, that it's a good idea to leave the bike upside down for a little while, occasionaly, to lubricate the wiper seals/sponges.
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#7
"impished" Wrote:I did read somewhere, that it's a good idea to leave the bike upside down for a little while, occasionaly, to lubricate the wiper seals/sponges.

I belive thats only on fox forks (put upside down for 30 mins) If i recall..
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#8
"Deadpool2e" Wrote:I belive thats only on fox forks (put upside down for 30 mins) If i recall..
I read it about rockshox, TBH.  when I serviced my Recons and Toras, the seals where dry and I looked into how to stop this, and that's when I read about inverting the fork to allow the upper-leg oil to dampen the wiper seals.
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