Mountain Biking - Trying to repplace fox float rp2 seals, how do i get this part off
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04-17-10, 07:59 AM
Cant seem to get this chrome colored part [edit: 'body eyelet' - a type of bushing] off the bottom there of the piston/stanchion (narrow tan shaft)
it seems like you need to take it off in order to get to the seals, to push to sleeve off all the way, which has been started in the picture
the chrome part just spins with resistance on one side
and the other wont budge
theres no place to grip and the hole is just for a bolt to slide through
04-17-10, 08:10 AM
you have to use a 3/8" bolt extractor, wtf!
"Clamp an easy-out stud remover into a vice. Wind the shock anti-clockwise onto the remover until it grabs the reducer, then pull up while continuing to turn the shock anti-clockwise to pop the mount hardware out."
04-17-10, 08:32 AM
wait, maybe not!
apparently your hands can take the body eyelet out if turning and pulling from each side
now for the seals
04-17-10, 09:39 AM
done, now just wondering what this red stuff was on the inside of the 'body eyelet' - chrome bushing thing - it looks worn and it'd be nice to do so one could reapply.
also, it seems like in this kit there is an extra o-ring that i have no use for
the biggest o ring goes at the top of the cannister
then you have 2 'broken' white plastic rings + a thick rubber seal
and 2 'unbroken' white plastic rings + a thick rubber seal
then the 'sag' o ring
and then...you're left with a medium sized o ring.
it is smaller in diameter than the largest o ring in the kit
and bigger than the smallest (sag) o ring
but thicker in gauge/girth than both
04-17-10, 09:49 AM
It could possibly be for the next model up or down. I went through this with a Cane Creek AD-10 many years ago.
04-17-10, 11:20 AM
Has to be, there's no where else for it to go. I guess I'll call Fox about that red stuff on the inside where the eyelet rubs on.
It'd be nice to reapply that, you can tell it's worn a little
You go to this website for a different part, but same idea
They seem to clean the red out & lightly grease, instead
04-18-10, 09:31 PM
The red stuff is magic. You only have so much time to put on new reducers before it escapes, then it's broken.
J/k. Its a coating to reduce friction in the eyelet. Think of it as Teflon, it's not but it's there for a reason. And you can't reapply it. It comes on new bushings.
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