suspension fork repair

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suspension fork repair

Postby bikesRfun » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:18 am

My 13 year old Jamis fork is inop. Like it's locked out. Except it doesn't have that feature.
So I took it apart and found some broken plastic bits. More concerning, the threaded end of the hydraulic damper rod which holds the upper and lower halves of the fork together was broken.
I ordered another rod online. We'll see. .
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Re: suspension fork repair

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 pm

As long as the broken pieces have not damaged the cylinder walls, you should have a fairly simple fix. The hydraulic damper depends on the seal to work properly. If it's not bad, you might not notice a difference in the way it functioned when new
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Re: suspension fork repair

Postby bikesRfun » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:24 am

Well, I got motivated last night and fixed the fork.
It wasn't too difficult.
The old broken piece is on the paper.

The next thing I need to do is fix the rear shock on my 17 year old Marin 3x8 26".
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