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Old 10-21-09, 06:03 PM   #1
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stuck shocks?

Hey guys,

In the process of fixing my long ignored bike and i noticed that the shocks are completely locked. They are RST 63mm shocks. Is there anyway to unstick them?
Thanks!
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Old 10-22-09, 12:25 AM   #2
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Rip 'em apart, clean all the crap out, apply fresh grease (NOT lithium-based) and re-assemble.

If you're not confident doing this, take it to a bike shop.
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There should be two allen/hex key bolts at the bottom of each leg of the fork, undo those and they should come apart.
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thanks guys.
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Hey guys i took it apart like you recommended and look what i found (in addition to several mls of black water)





this is after 20 seconds of wd40. Anyone want to recommend a good deruster?
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