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Offline ShaunMac

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Filings in fork oil
« on: 23.04. 2014 18:20 »
Hi all,

Drained forks today and noticed quite a bit of metal in the oil on one side.
Before I strip them down, any ideas?

Cheers,
Shaun
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Offline Billybream

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Re: Filings in fork oil
« Reply #1 on: 23.04. 2014 20:16 »
Hi Shaun.
Could be packing shims for top bush breaking up. You tend to get a tapping noise from the forks when the bush is not shimmed correctly. Shims can get damaged during fork assembly and bush wear. Shims are available 0.005", 0.010", 0.020" and 0.030". So can be quite fagile.
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Re: Filings in fork oil
« Reply #2 on: 23.04. 2014 20:40 »
Thanks. Think I'll put some new oil in and run them a bit. See how they handle then drain them again.
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