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front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby FatPunkChris » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:37 pm

Hey guys, front shocks are making a weird knocking sound after tonights ride when I compress the release its like there is a few mill of jump before the rebound catches...:( any ideas that might prevent a really expensive shock service... they are fox float 32s. Chris
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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby bob_summers » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:08 pm

weird clunks are normal for fox :P

seriously... after checking obvious things like headset tightness, take wheel out and compress fork on the floor to eliminate the wheel etc, then it's a stripdown to check the rebound piston i'd guess.
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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby fredrikw » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:13 pm

doesn't fox have pretty good DIY service manuals? could be worth looking into doing a service yourself.
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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby FatPunkChris » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am

Cheers for the advice guys, I am returning the forks to Mojo who are going to sort them out for free under my warranty.

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Shame ill be without bike for a few days :(

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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby downhillingdemon » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:25 pm

Few days - that's quick!

It's normally a few weeks at least for stuff to turn round under warranty - you could borrow my Pikes to stick on the front in the meantime if it turns out to be that long. Same travel as them Fox's so wouldn't alter it too much. They've got a 20 mm bolt through maxle though, so may need a spare wheel as well?
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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby FatPunkChris » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:04 pm

Should be OK cheers, they have a 1-2 day turnaround! :D

Fucking awesome huh, if they say itll be longer I might have to take u up on that offer!

They said they know what the problem is... something to do with roughening up a surface in order to allow the fluid from one chamber into another?!

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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby downhillingdemon » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:47 pm

Good stuff! Wouldn't want you to miss out on anymore crashin...I mean riding :P
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Re: front shocks problem any ideas?

Postby FatPunkChris » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:01 pm

HAR HAR! Still finding mud in surprise places now... :roll: :oops:
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