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Old 03-10-08, 05:15 AM   #1
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F80X Knocking = Loose bushings, or normal

I have a Fox F80X that is really pretty lightly used, but new to me, ~2-3 months. When I squeeze and hold the front brake and rock the bike back and forth, as if checking for a loose headset, I get some knocking from the fork. Is this normal, abnormal, etc.?

Maybe time to send it to Push even though it hasn't had a tough life...?

Any thoughts, or help appreciated. Have not found anything in the search function.

Mike
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Old 03-10-08, 06:59 AM   #2
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Fox considers that normal. The term they use is "hydrodynamic lubrication".

See page 20 of this owners manual for the whole story.

http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec...05_32mm_en.pdf
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I'll be damned. Cool. Makes perfect sense... thanks for the info.
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