Anyone got any suggestions?
Posted April 02, 2003 - 06:18 AM
Posted April 02, 2003 - 08:06 AM
Posted April 02, 2003 - 08:24 AM
you dont need any special tools
I beg to differ. A seal driver, and a cartridge rod holding tool** make it real easy. You can make a seal driver out of PVC...BUT a real seal driver CANNOT be beat. I have heard of guys having problems w/ PVC.
See Garrret's website. I believe he has instructions to make a seal driver and a cartridge rod holding tool.
**an air operated impact should suffice. The trick is to spin the bolt faster than the rod spins inside your fork. I used a handheld impact wrench while compressing the fork leg to spin out the bolt. I did use an air wrench however to put it back together.
Posted April 02, 2003 - 09:38 AM
Posted April 02, 2003 - 09:45 AM
Posted April 03, 2003 - 03:27 PM
You are supposed to add half the oil into your fork leg and pump the fork up and down while covering up the top of the fork w/ the palm of your hand. This compresses the fork forcing the oil up into the cartridge.
If you don't do a THOROUGH job, your oil levels can be waaay out of whack. You can tell the cartridge is full by running it through it's full stroke. It should be smooth all the way through, and not all of a sudden lift up quickly. This means you still need more oil drawn up into the cartridge. All of this should be in your manual.
Any questions...just holler!!
Posted April 06, 2003 - 06:03 PM
Posted April 06, 2003 - 10:51 PM