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race fork repairs

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Curious_George, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Curious_George

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    Quick question, in race type situations what is the most repairs usually done to a fork...

    Are oil leaks due to broken oil seal presses frequent or ever happening?

    let me know which is the most common repair...
     

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  2. freeridefool

    freeridefool Monkey

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    Not much to add here other than my dorado is like one consistant repair. I have to bring everything I have to races because I just never know.
     
  3. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Guess it depends on the fork brand... Some are known for blowing seals, others are known for blowing other seals.

    If you think your fork is suspect, just bring a spare?
    Would be easier and cleaner to mount a spare than to rip your fork apart in a hurry if you're not sure what's broken.
     
  4. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    normal procedures include changing springs and heat shrinking springs for the course (weekly) and changing out dust wipers when needed. if i change the wipers i will change the bath oil at the same time. the only other task that usually happens to race forks is stanchion damage.
     
  5. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Stanchions are pretty common to see scratched up, usually keep some clear nail polish handy for that though