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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
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They do not come up to the top of the fork, is that normal?
LOL, you are right, I did put shock, didn't realize it until you just said it.
Do you think I should replace the spacers with longer ones?
Rob
I have another thread with the bearings in my bike, I am trying to figure out if those are all balls bearings.
They look just like the ones I just got in.
Did you replace your steering bearings when you re did your suspension?


With the fork tubes fully extended and no fluid, I installed the spring, then dropped in both washers,then installed the spacer. I then cut my aluminum spacer so it lined up flush with the top or the tube.

After my spacer was cut, I installed the washers and spacer in the correct configuration.

I didn't need to replace my neck bearings, they were in nice shape. I did however replace all the seals and everything in the forks with All Balls.
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
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Do you think you could take a look at the other thread I started (steering pivot play) and see if those bearings looked like yours?
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
If you can install everything you took out and then sit the cap back onto the tube then screw it down by hand with no tension on it there is something wrong.
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
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Do you think you could take a look at the other thread I started (steering pivot play) and see if those bearings looked like yours?


Looks the same to me. If everything looks good with no damage like everyone said, just repack, torque and let her rip. Just check for play after you get it back together and do the flop test.
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
saszeus wrote:
They do not come up to the top of the fork, is that normal?
LOL, you are right, I did put shock, didn't realize it until you just said it.
Do you think I should replace the spacers with longer ones?
Rob
I have another thread with the bearings in my bike, I am trying to figure out if those are all balls bearings.
They look just like the ones I just got in.
Did you replace your steering bearings when you re did your suspension?


With the springs and spacers in you should beed to push the fork caps down in order to start the threads. If you dont have to push them down then yes you need longer spacers
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
I just went out and put the spring, washer and spacer back in, fully extended it is about 1 3/8th inches below the top of the tube, everything should be even at the top?
Do you think this is why my front end felt squishy and had a lot of dive when hitting the brakes?
Do you think it would be ok to use the PVC since i do not have any more aluminum tube?
Should there be two washers or just one?
Do you think it would be ok to use a normal 10w oil instead of synthetic, was thinking of using lucas 10w synthetic?
Sorry for all the questions but I really do value the opinions here...
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
I suggest you not guess, but get some measurements from someone. You should have to push down pretty hard to compress the spring and get the threads started. PVC is OK to use. Some companies even supply it. Use fork oil, not anything else. Stock is 5W, I used 7W, many fat asses here use 10W.
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
does it really make a difference whether synthetic or standard?
i did find a number on the spring: 105 144620 does this make any sense to anyone?
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
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does it really make a difference whether synthetic or standard?
i did find a number on the spring: 105 144620 does this make any sense to anyone?


DK if it is Dino or synthetic.

http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-high-performance-fork-oil
 
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Re:What front shocks are these 2 Months ago  
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I measured the springs and they are 13 5/8 inches long, they do have a number on he spring itself: 105 144620, does this make any sense to you?
 
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