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Old 12-28-06, 01:43 PM   #1
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Help rebuilding Judy XC's

I'm building a fast XC bike on a budget and rather than spend money on new forks I've decided to rebuild my old '00 Judy XC's as they were pretty light and never let me down. I've dismantled them and I'm preparing to respray but I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good place for parts (no luck on eBay). I need some new stickers and oil, preferably some softer springs (not sure what these ones they came from the factory with are) and whatever else you lot suggest I should replace. As you can probably guess, I've never done this before.
Also, I want to remove those ugly rubber stanchion covers. Would I be alright just not putting them back on or might this raise problems? Will the rubber seals at the bottom be up to the job? If not, can I replace them with seals off newer forks?
Any help much appreciated, thanks guys.
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Old 12-28-06, 11:37 PM   #2
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Well, for what it may be worth, the oil can be found at a bike shop, the covers do not need to be replaced(I had an old Marz that I removed mine,no problems)and you might try contacting Rock Shock for the spring. Or google Judy springs, I personally wouldn't worry about the sticker but that's me.
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Old 12-29-06, 11:45 AM   #3
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i'd probably not worry about the stickers either. if you must have stickers though you can find a ton on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-ROCKSHOX-JU...QQcmdZViewItem

if it were up to me though i'd think I'd leave them the stock color.
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Old 12-29-06, 12:15 PM   #4
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Yeah I know a lot of people prefer not to bother with stickers, but I just think it looks a bit tacky. It reminds me of those bikes in supermarkets with unbranded components.

mlh122: i got some decals off that guy, but now i've got them the quality seems pretty suspect. i'm respraying the forks cos the paint and stickers are absolutely wrecked from stone chips and things. nothing major, just enough to ruin the paint and expose a lot of bare metal.

Fortunately Chain Reaction emailed me today saying they can get pretty much any RockShox decals I need. I appreciate the replies tho guys, the current plan is to replace the seals with enduro seals. I was looking into upgrading to some kind of air-assisted internals but it doesn't really seem worth it.

PS. Does anybody know what year these are?
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I'm building a fast XC bike on a budget and rather than spend money on new forks I've decided to rebuild my old '00 Judy XC's as they were pretty light and never let me down. I've dismantled them and I'm preparing to respray but I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good place for parts (no luck on eBay). I need some new stickers and oil, preferably some softer springs (not sure what these ones they came from the factory with are) and whatever else you lot suggest I should replace. As you can probably guess, I've never done this before.
Also, I want to remove those ugly rubber stanchion covers. Would I be alright just not putting them back on or might this raise problems? Will the rubber seals at the bottom be up to the job? If not, can I replace them with seals off newer forks?
Any help much appreciated, thanks guys.
Geez, how many do you have...you could sell them all and buy one fork that would fill the need, hehe.

(sorry, I couldn't help myself...that's like the 3rd time this week)
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Old 12-29-06, 09:31 PM   #6
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try out angryasian.com and you can get a full fork rebuild tutorial.
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