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TI spring tends to come loose

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Santa Maria, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Santa Maria

    Santa Maria Monkey

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    Hi There,

    been using multiple different springs (both steel and titanium ones) over they years without any issues.

    Last weekend I put a new Ti spring on my Cane Creek DB shock (with one full turn of preload). After the first run the spring became loose. Fixed it and it became loose again. Then I went up to two turns of preload + some tape on the preload collar and it worked so far.

    Has anyone expirienced somethiing similiar/ what could be the reason?

    Cheers

    MK
     
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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    No idea why, but I had a Vanilla RC back in the day and that pre-load spring collar would back off every once in a while. I put a dab of blue loctite on the shock threads to fix the issue.
     
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  3. EVIL JN

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    Had the same problem with the spring i bought from Ti springs.com. Solved it by filing down the inside of the last coils on the spring. They wouldnt even slide with some force over the collars.
     
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  4. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Likely the spring is taking its initial "set" and losing a couple mm of length.
     
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  5. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    What about the argument that springs slightly rotate during compression?
     
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  6. Santa Maria

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    Thanx for the ideas guys - I think I found the reason, the spring is far away from being straight - therefore it needs more preload to keep in place.

    Will send it bake to the shop!

    Cheers
     
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    your spring isnt straight?? is this a common occurrence with ti springs? i dont think ive heard of that before.
     
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  8. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Well, it would also rotate back whatever small amount that is under rebound, assuming there was some preload on it.
     
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  9. Santa Maria

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    No, this is not common at all as far as I know - never had any issues with ti springs so far! Bad luck I guess
     
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