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    Oh...the Beans.... RdHrd138's Avatar
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    Suspension problem?

    I don't know if it's just what the suspension fork is suppose to do, but everytime they compress it makes a hissing noise. Like air is escaping somewhere. I just want to make sure just in case it's not suppose to do that I can take it back to my LBS and get it replaced.

    BTW I have a 05 Gary Fisher Opie (just got it a few days ago) It has Insync Edge 4 front suspension (100mm travel) I figure these are decent, but I know they are not the best. Anyway, if someone can just give me some advice about these things. Thanks

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    im unfimiliar with that fork but i assume its just a coil over(no dampening) the hissing you hear is the air escaping as the fork compressses. nothin to worry about at all. all coil overs make that noise
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    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
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    never heard it from mine hmmmm
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    Its because it doesnt have a sealed air chamber; its just a couple sliding tubes with springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    Its because it doesnt have a sealed air chamber; its just a couple sliding tubes with springs.
    and a flexy steerer...MZ SUCKS!

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    Maybe I misunderstood but he is not talking about MZ, he is talking about InSync.

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    i know, i was refering to the fork pwrd has, and that i had til this happened

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    Damn they suck balls!

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    any fork will bend if you land on it right with the unnamed amount of pressure....
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    Yes, but he probably wouldnt have bent a DJ series fork from that crash.

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    Okay, well the question still remains. Should I just go ahead and take it to my LBS?

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    Nope. Its not malfuctioning. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your fork.

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