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    tighten forks

    i have a specialized fuse 2, i bought it from a friend but recently the forks have strted shaking when going over bumps. im new to bmxing so dont really know how to fix this, i would like to know what i can do to stop my forks rattleing around

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    researchin specialized bikes... check back in 5 for an answer...
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
    denn kurz ist die zeit die ihr beisammen seid
    denn wenn euch auch viele jahre vereinen
    einst werden sie wie minuten euch scheinen

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    ok, look at the pic i put in. there's a bolt there the red arrow is pointing that needs to be tightened, but before that, loosen the bolts at the blue arrows half a turn each, then tighten the one at the red arrow, then retighten the bolts at the blue arrows.
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
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    but to diagnose the problem correctly...loose headset.

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    I wish I was smart enough to come up with a good dispay like that. JMC is a Genious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    you insult stealer
    Gotta be quicker than that, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Gotta be quicker than that, mate.
    well...your wife thought i had a good speed goin

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    oooooooooohhhhhh! dissed.

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    cheers guys ill try that and tell you how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    well...your wife thought i had a good speed goin
    Nice try. She'd whup your ass. She's the one with the sticker on her helmet that says "You been passed by a girl".

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    i wasnt talkin about racing...if ya know what i mean *wink wink*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    i wasnt talkin about racing...if ya know what i mean *wink wink*
    Yeah, but my wife doesn't like little boys, so I thought I'd be kind and not go there. You should show a bit of respect. Unless you want me to post things about your mom. Do we have an understanding?

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    ...on a lighter note. does n e one wanna send me some stickers to pimp my crutches?

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    Crutches? What did you break?

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    i messed up my ankle and they couldnt tell if it was a break or a growth plate. so they said it was either sprained or broken. they gave me crutches and i was supposed to use them for five days. but they were a b*ch to use at school so im just useing this brace. its only sprained

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    wow i start school on monday

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    sorry to stop your convosation but i have tried loosening the bolts and tightening the forks, but they still shake. Also when i tried to tighten the fork the bolt only move a couple of mm.
    Am i just really weak or is there somthing else that could cauise the shaking?
    I know for sure that it is not the handlebars that are loose
    cheers

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    is your headset installed properly?
    are the bearings in the headset ok?
    take it to a bike shop. i could likely fix it for you, but we're in different countries.
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
    denn kurz ist die zeit die ihr beisammen seid
    denn wenn euch auch viele jahre vereinen
    einst werden sie wie minuten euch scheinen

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    i took it to the bike shop and they told me the same thing you did at the start

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    ok, well my mates bike has the same problem and i fixed it like this:

    remove stem completely by undoing and removing the bolts in the pic i supplied earlier, and take the fork out by GENTLY tapping with a rubber mallet and shaking it out.
    then clean out all dirt or anything, and put the forks, the stem, etc back on the bike.

    VITALLY IMPORTANT to tighten the bolt at the RED arrow FIRST and then the 2 bolts at the blue arrows.

    your friend might have damaged the headset while he still owned the bike, so chack the bearings aren't flattened or crushed when the fork is out.
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
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    denn wenn euch auch viele jahre vereinen
    einst werden sie wie minuten euch scheinen

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    cheers JMC i'll give that a go

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