blown shock :(
Posted September 11, 2005 - 05:45 PM
I went scouting some hunting places today and of course rode my bike. I only rode logging roads, very smooth. I dinked around on one little section of trail and thats it for like 2 minutes. So i go to load my bike back up and walla, i gots shock oil on the left fork. So i just unloaded it and its not rebounding back and there is definelty leaky oil. Now this is the funny part. I weigh 130 lbs and the suspension setup is by GP Racing suspension. Now it could have happened when loading the bike but i didnt notice it until after i was riding. Anyways, should i fix it myself or take it in to get it done. What is the cost on bith options and how intense and time consuming is it to do it myself?
Posted September 11, 2005 - 05:59 PM
It is easy to fix if you have your manual and parts.
You might learn a thing or two while you are at it.
Posted September 11, 2005 - 07:57 PM
Posted September 12, 2005 - 02:53 AM
Posted September 12, 2005 - 04:30 AM
Clean the oil of the fork leg with alcohol and let dry.
Next wrap some electrical tape around the the fork about an inch below the seal, about two times around. Then pump the fork down a couple times , pushing the tape into the fork leg. Remove tape. You might have to repeat. This will clean out any dirt that may be stuck in the seal.
If it doesn't work you will need a new seal.