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uh-oh? (possible fork crack)

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by SirChomps-a-Lot, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. SirChomps-a-Lot

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    Is this a big uh-oh or a small uh-oh?



    Also, the seal on the cracked side leaks a bit of oil, which might or might not be related.

    I am replacing the fork anyway, but It would be nice to sell the old one. I am a man of morals.
     

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  2. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    wow that is small. good catch. Looks like it's the beginning of a stress fracture. It'll get bigger as time goes on. Buy new lowers and sell it.
     
  3. dropmachine

    dropmachine Turbo Monkey

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    Were you using it for street? Or any harsh, somewhat crooked landings?

    There a bit of a "flaw" in the Fox lowers, in that the arch comes in at 90 degrees to the leg, and when you spin a bunch, that corner tends to crack. Spoke to a store in Ottawa (not sure they wanna be mentioned) that went through like 15 sets.

    I can't really call it a flaw though, as the fork isnt' intended for street or spinny stuff. When ridden like its intended, it doesnt' crack.
     
  4. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You know that only happened because you're on the other side of the planet instead of living within a day's drive of fox like you used to.

    Sucks man.
     
  5. SirChomps-a-Lot

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    *sigh* yes. Not only me, but all 240 lbs. another monkey who I will decline to name.

    Anyone know how much new lowers will cost me, or do I need to call fox. ( I can get them sent to someone in the US so I don't have to pay ****ty aussie prices)
     
  6. Cave Dweller

    Cave Dweller Monkey

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    Dirtworks (aussie distributer) spare parts are not that expensive. Send them an email and ask.

    For example, fox 40 lowers are $300AUS
     
  7. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    My vanilla started doing that and 6 months later. SNAP
     
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    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Fox lowers are cheap enough in the US. So are crowns. Good thing too!