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uh-oh? (possible fork crack)

Feb 13, 2002
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Seattle, WA
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.
 

motomike

Turbo Monkey
Jan 19, 2005
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North Carolina
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.
 

dropmachine

Turbo Monkey
Sep 7, 2001
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Your face.
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.
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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In my pants
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.
 
Feb 13, 2002
1,079
7
Seattle, WA
dropmachine.com said:
Were you using it for street? Or any harsh, somewhat crooked landings?
*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)
 

Cave Dweller

Monkey
May 6, 2003
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SirChomps-a-Lot said:
*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)
Dirtworks (aussie distributer) spare parts are not that expensive. Send them an email and ask.

For example, fox 40 lowers are $300AUS