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Old 08-02-02, 12:45 AM   #1
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Fox shock pump w/ Rock Shox SID Fork???

I went to check my "negative" air pressure in my RS SID fork and noticed that my Fox fork pump didn't fit the valve under the fork....do I need to buy a Rock Shox fork pump, or am I missing a part or something?

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Old 08-02-02, 05:34 AM   #2
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You need the "SID " adapter most likely. I believe it depends on what year the fork is, but the older ones...2000 back use an adapter. Most any shop should have them, or be able to get them and the cost in very minimal. (around 2 bucks) I have 2 SID's and both of mine use the adapter. I have a FOX pump also so I don;t believe that is your problem.
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If you're running a first Gen SID like i was, the negative spring is an actual spring you can adjust inside the left(?) leg. All you do is tear the fork down, and adjust the perch on which the spring resides. This is for '98 model SID's. Good luck.
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My SID is a 2K, so it sounds like the adapter is what I need...thanx.

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I'm going to try to hijack this thread:
As another SID owner what is the secret to keep your air pressure where you want it as you set it? Just take the pump off really quickly?

How often do you have to add air, either Postive/Negative or both?

How do you check the pressure, with the pump alone?

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Old 08-02-03, 07:10 AM   #6
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I'm going to try to hijack this thread:
As another SID owner what is the secret to keep your air pressure where you want it as you set it? Just take the pump off really quickly?

How often do you have to add air, either Postive/Negative or both?

How do you check the pressure, with the pump alone?

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I have an early (1998) SID, so I don't have external rebound, but for the pre-load air adjustment, here you go:

- I usually check the air pressure every other ride or so. My SID doesn't lose air - only over a long period of time. The air pressure generally doesn't need bumped up.

- I check the pressure with the the pump. Yup - just pull it out smoothly, and you won't lose air. My pump has an adaptor that looks like the needle you would use to pump up a football/basketball. I always put a dab of grease on the needle before inserting.

Good luck!
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I have an early (1998) SID, so I don't have external rebound, but for the pre-load air adjustment, here you go:

- I usually check the air pressure every other ride or so. My SID doesn't lose air - only over a long period of time. The air pressure generally doesn't need bumped up.

- I check the pressure with the the pump. Yup - just pull it out smoothly, and you won't lose air. My pump has an adaptor that looks like the needle you would use to pump up a football/basketball. I always put a dab of grease on the needle before inserting.

Good luck!
Thank you, you just confirmed what I"ve read thte grease idea is a good one I'll try that.
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