Fork Maintainence, complete or routine?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dgrs2, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. zimi

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    I removed the fork tubes, of course. But I just wanted to open the top screw to empty the tubes and then fill them without having to take out the spring and dismount everything. If I can know the quantity of oil, I can fill it, colse it and remount it.
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    You don't have to dismount "everything". You simply screw off the fork caps, pull out the springs, and then you can start filling them again.

    Takes about 1 extra minute per side, and then you will know that the oil volume is set correctly.
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  3. zimi

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    Ok, I thought I have to remove the springs and then the black plastic sticks, in order to fill with the right amount of oil.

    So bascally you are telling me I can take out only the springs, add oil until I am at 120mm from the border (I have 48mm fork) and remount everything?
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    Yes.
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  6. zimi

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    thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't find it when I search on the forum.
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  7. zimi

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    I did it today, and it's pretty easy and fast to do it.... BUT.... On the left tube I saw something bad I think... In the guide, it's written you should push on the small aluminium tube and be able to fee lteh need taht do like a spring... On my left tube, it doesn't move at alll.. I think it means I have to dismount it... and see what's the problem
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    Seized and dirty rebound needle, a common problem.

    Requires complete disassembly of the cartridge if you want it clean to work again properly.
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  9. zimi

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    it's done, it was not nice to see, lot of rust!!!
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    i've seen my local guy put forks in his parts washer.
    others have said to put kerosene in there and put the forks and dump and then keep doing it till it comes out clean. then take the time to drain all the kerosone and let the forks dry out some.
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    because oil is constantly forced around in forks it's gonna be nasty even in 6mo.
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  12. zimi

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    Hi guys me again...

    still doing some works on my bike. After the changing of oil and rebound needle, I wanted to put again the factory setting on the fork. I realized that I can turn endlessly the plastic knob n the to of the fork.... I suppose it has something to do with the rebound needle... Somebody can help me? I hope I don't need to dismount everythign again... :cry
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    Another trick that's been used for years is to get the long feeler guages, .002" works well and cut them to sit between the bushing and the outer fork leg. Thighens the bushing freeplay right up :D
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    I'm guessing you reassembled the rebound needle or adjuster incorrectly if the knob keeps turning... damn sorry to say. As my guide says (your first link above) the adjuster rod needs to be properly seated in the rebound assembly, so maybe you can get away with just opening the tops and try to seat the rod properly.

    And did you search the Husaberg forum? Aussie Steve how'bout a direct link to the thread you were thinking of... I looked quickly and didn't find assembly advice for this component. But I did find this:

    http://husaberg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16877&p=138197&hilit=rebound+needle#p138197

    Which mentioned this:

    https://www.factoryconnection.com/M...roduct_Code=REBADJHOUSWP&Category_Code=FCSHKP

    Something to eliminate the rebound needle issue? I'd better ask a tuner about it first before recommending or trying it myself.
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  17. zimi

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    Thanks Meatpopsicle,

    no I didn't checked the Husaberg one...

    But yesterday I finally found to time and the ...courage to dismount again and reopen my fork, and I found out what was the problem.

    The adjustment screw didn't turn anymore.. the little plastic screw was not moving at all. I dismounted it and set it correctly and now it's working!!!

    THANKS for your help
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