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    clanking fork

    rock shox judy J1...this just started, if i pull the front up off the ground when im riding it makes a 'clank' noise....hmm i dunno how to put this in words without showing it you know? when i pull the front off the ground the fork makes a weird noise like a quick clank (metal hitting metal), then when the front hits the ground again it makes the same noise...anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUfan09
    rock shox judy J1...this just started, if i pull the front up off the ground when im riding it makes a 'clank' noise....hmm i dunno how to put this in words without showing it you know? when i pull the front off the ground the fork makes a weird noise like a quick clank (metal hitting metal), then when the front hits the ground again it makes the same noise...anyone?
    are there bolts on the bottom of those fork legs? i am not familiar with the model. is it definitely coming from the fork?

    tentatively, it sounds like the internal dampening rod , or whatever structure it has inside, is loose from either the fork cap or bottom leg

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    Do you have sag? It might be your fork rebounding back to full length.

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    if it is an air fork then im guessing it doesnt have enough air pressure, and its topping out. I have a manitou sherman slider and it was doing the same thing, i took it all appart put it back together and it wasnt any different, then i read in the online manual it said it needed at least 40lbs air pressure in it, at about 30lbs it stopped making the topout clanking noise. Hopefully this helps.

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