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what is the recommended service interval for forks, changing fork oil and inspecting/changing the seals? It is yearly or every other year?
 

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javawhz said:
what is the recommended service interval for forks, changing fork oil and inspecting/changing the seals? It is yearly or every other year?
I'm not sure, but I am curious now. My forks have 17k on them, and have not been serviced yet. :shrug
 

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javawhz said:
what is the recommended service interval for forks, changing fork oil and inspecting/changing the seals? It is yearly or every other year?
I service my forks at least twice a year...but that's because that's how often I blow seals.;)
 

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It's RECOMMENDED once a year. Get some new springs to match your weight as well...you'll be glad you did :D
 

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Clay said:
It's RECOMMENDED once a year. Get some new springs to match your weight as well...you'll be glad you did :D
Well that settles it then....

Honey, I have to send my forks to be "serviced" at traxxion. It's supposed to be done once a year and I haven't done it yet.
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Seriously....what is servicing considered? fresh oil? Cleaning?
 

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Yes, fresh oil (better might I add) and clean out the crud. Get some new springs to match your weight though, it'll really make a difference. Go ahead and put some new seals on while you've got it apart, it's only 20 bux. Have them check your bushings for wear too. Mine were pretty bad at 23k miles.
 

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Clay said:
Yes, fresh oil (better might I add) and clean out the crud. Get some new springs to match your weight though, it'll really make a difference. Go ahead and put some new seals on while you've got it apart, it's only 20 bux. Have them check your bushings for wear too. Mine were pretty bad at 23k miles.
I'm guessing this is something that is probably not easily tackled yourself. Probably some special tools involved at the least.

What's it cost to service forks?
 

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I have 20K miles on my F4i's forks so I think I am going to get them serviced. Will see if I can afford to get some Racetech springs installed. Usually costs $$$$
Thanks for the info.
 

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It's not too bad if you've got a Haynes manual. Just take your time, one step at a time. Keep each fork and its internals separate. I did mine in my small ass apartment in two or three days.

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It's not too bad if you've got a Haynes manual. Just take your time, one step at a time. Keep each fork and its internals separate. I did mine in my small ass apartment in two or three days.

Troy
I'm one up on the haynes manual....I've got the factory manual. From what I've seen, the factory manual is MUCH more detailed. I'll have to look into it tonight when I get home.
 

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Yeah, I thought the Haynes manual could have been a little better. But, it got me thru the job. I ended up forgetting to count how many turns it took to get the preload adjuster out, so I had to guesstimate when putting it back together. The first ride ended up being pretty damn mushy.

Good luck with it all.

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Re: Re: Re: servicing forks

risc said:
Sorry, I had to:
Gee, here we are trying to have a nice clean discussion about servicing your fork, and you guys have your minds in the gutter. :shake :laughing :nanana
 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: servicing forks

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Gee, here we are trying to have a nice clean discussion about servicing your fork, and you guys have your minds in the gutter. :shake :laughing :nanana
First time I've heard that, again...

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I woudn't recoomend servicing cartrage forks unless you have done this before, or you have someone that can watch you that's a good mechanic. There is a mesurement between the top of the damping rod and the lock nut for the fork cap that's very critical for proper rebound operation.

One oft overlooked item is the slider bushings. They wear out too, and you should change/inspect them as well. They're about $40 to replace.

At 30-50k you should send your forks off to have them cleaned by someone who can fully dissasemble (and I mean take the shim stacks apart dissassembled). Particles can stick in the tiny parts and cause inferior preformance.
 

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Say I want to upgrade my fizzers front fork (heavier oil, Race-Tech .90 springs and cartridge emulators), who should I have do the work , and much should I expect to pay, minus parts?

I was going to attempt to do it myself, for the learning experience.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: servicing forks

LeanAngle said:
Gee, here we are trying to have a nice clean discussion about servicing your fork, and you guys have your minds in the gutter. :shake :laughing :nanana
he couldn't forkin' resist... :nanana
 
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