Quick pike question...

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by muddy beast, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. muddy beast

    muddy beast Turbo Monkey

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    I purchased a firm spring for my pike, are there any directions as to how to install a new spring?

    Also, do I need any sort of lube on my new spring?

    (2007 Pike 426)

    Thanks.
     

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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    U turn or not?
     
  3. muddy beast

    muddy beast Turbo Monkey

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    Uturn with poplock (I also purchased the top lock out adjuster I need to figure out how to install)
     
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    davep Turbo Monkey

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    For the spring:

    Remove the top adjuster (watch for small detent bearing!!!!!!!)
    Remove top cap
    Loosen foot nut couple of turns
    Place fork leg over oil catch
    Tap foot nut with hammer (dead blow is best) to loosen shaft
    Remove foot nut
    Pull spring/rod out of fork
    Scrape grease off old fork and smear on new spring
    Insert new spring/rod
    Replace foot nut and torque
    Pour 30ml of oil (fork oil, synth motor oil, etc) into top of spring side (I know 15ml is official, open leg = more volume = more oil = better lubrication!)
    Replace top cap
    Replace ball bearings and adjuster knob
     
  5. muddy beast

    muddy beast Turbo Monkey

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    thanks!

    I like your directions (like reusing grease) a lot better then the rock shox ones...(Yeah, I finally found them).