fox 40....bad bad sounds...

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by howloftheyeti, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. howloftheyeti

    0 / 0
    Apr 29, 2008
    I was recently taking apart my bike for shipping and I noticed some serious noise from fox 40 rc2. When everything was removed from the fork, the brake, the adapter, stem, everything... i was holding it in my hands and it make a loud knocking sound. It occurs mostly when you shake the fort up or down, or side to side. (sounds like something is most definately loose in the lowers)

    so... I called fox to see what was up and after 5 minutes of horrible customer service, all I could get out of the conversation was to remove my top cap and see if anything was "weird", in fox's terms. After checking, nothing was "weird", but the fork made the same horrible noise.

    Has anyone experienced or seen anything like this? I am a mechanic at a bike shop and have never heard anything this loud in any fork, exspecially in one such as this that costs quite a pretty penny. Any thoughts, ideas, or questions would be awesome!

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  2. hmcleay

    hmcleay i-track suspension

    10 / 66
    Apr 28, 2008
    Adelaide, Australia
    take the forks apart slowly, piece by piece.
    constantly check whether they are still rattling.
    once they stop making noise, then you should be able to identify which assembly the noise was coming from.
    investigate that assembly further.

    you may also check whether your LSC/HSC and rebound controls are operating correctly. If they aren't then that's a sign that there's something wrong in the damper.

    have you had any of your 'friends' service your forks?
    Sometimes 'friends' think it's funny to put a loose ball bearing in bike parts!
  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    340 / 2,933
    Nov 10, 2005
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    Do you have all 4 spacers in the spring side?

    Does your spring have the cover in the middle still?