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    how bad did i mess it up?

    Alright so I have a cheap fork on my Hardrock; RS J2. There is a preload adjuster on the top of the left tube. It wouldn't turn so I tried using pliers. Well, it turned. It now spins freely and feels detached. What the hell did I do? and Will it be an expensive fix?

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    lol when it stops turning, it means its at its limit...it doesnt mean to rip it with pliers...you just busted the adjustment mechanism is all....so i hope you like where its lol

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    It wouldn't turn either way though. Whatever, thats what I get for buying cheap forks

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    Yor most likely won't get much adjustment out of that fork. Just ride for a while, it'll get a lot of slop in the bushings then replace it with a better fork.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfromct
    Alright so I have a cheap fork on my Hardrock; RS J2. There is a preload adjuster on the top of the left tube. It wouldn't turn so I tried using pliers. Well, it turned. It now spins freely and feels detached. What the hell did I do? and Will it be an expensive fix?
    Ride it and see if has made a difference. Prolly not though, I can twist the adjuster on my GF's Haro, and there doesn't seem to change her ride at all. I think the "preload adjuster" is just a gimmick on this fork.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfromct
    Alright It wouldn't turn so I tried using pliers. Well, it turned.
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    uuuum....bad....
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