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Old 04-12-05, 11:42 AM   #1
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Bike upsidedown

In my dorm room I dont have a lot of room for my stinky, so I found out away stand it up against the wall. The fork isnt totally upsidedown but it is pitching back to the bars a little bit. I noticed that then I put the bike back on the floor, I can hear all the oil rushing down back into the fork. Is it completely okay to have the fork slightly upside down, or should i find a new way to keep the bike in my room. also the fork is a DC shiver. Thanks. If i can get a camera i will take a pic of how the bike is in my room.
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Your fine. Thats actually almost good for it. You will lubricate the bushings that way. It used to be a bad idea when bushings were low quality and it caused leaking, now you are fine
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Your fine. Thats actually almost good for it. You will lubricate the bushings that way. It used to be a bad idea when bushings were low quality and it caused leaking, now you are fine
what about hanging my kona upside down??
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Your fine. Thats actually almost good for it. You will lubricate the bushings that way. It used to be a bad idea when bushings were low quality and it caused leaking, now you are fine
ok thanks a lot. you're the best maelstrom
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what about hanging my kona upside down??
Should be fine
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What if I hang upside down?
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In BIKE magazine it said that its not good to have a bike upside down if it has hydrolic disc, something like all the air goes to the caliper and can cause it to rust internally...
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Bike is smoking crack. 95% of the brakes on the market are sealed. If thats happening then you have bigger issues than hanging your bike upside down.

There shouldn't be any air in a hydrolic system
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Bike is smoking crack. 95% of the brakes on the market are sealed. If thats happening then you have bigger issues than hanging your bike upside down.

There shouldn't be any air in a hydrolic system
Exactly. And if you're bike's hanging upside down long enough for it to rust then you have other problems besides the rust you lazy bums!
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I have heard good and bad things. It is good because the oil lubrictaes the bushings. Lots of fork manufacturers recommend doing this.

However, i've heard of people leaving their bike upside down for a while, flipping it over and pushing down on the fork. The oil had drained into the uppers and the rebound was super quick due to the lack of oil. Blew the lowers clean off the stanctions. Not cool.
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I have heard good and bad things. It is good because the oil lubrictaes the bushings. Lots of fork manufacturers recommend doing this.

However, i've heard of people leaving their bike upside down for a while, flipping it over and pushing down on the fork. The oil had drained into the uppers and the rebound was super quick due to the lack of oil. Blew the lowers clean off the stanctions. Not cool.
*lets my brand new corvette set for 6 months, hops in and starts it, Floors it to redline and lets it peg* would anyone care to guess the end result of this?? I wouldn't wanna risk it.
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I have heard good and bad things. It is good because the oil lubrictaes the bushings. Lots of fork manufacturers recommend doing this.

However, i've heard of people leaving their bike upside down for a while, flipping it over and pushing down on the fork. The oil had drained into the uppers and the rebound was super quick due to the lack of oil. Blew the lowers clean off the stanctions. Not cool.
Might be specific to a fork...there are definately forks (especially older and/or lower quality) that don't have a full sealed system internally.
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If your lowers come off with no oil in the damper, you definately need a better fork. :/
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Might be specific to a fork...there are definately forks (especially older and/or lower quality) that don't have a full sealed system internally.
It was with Boxxer Races. 03s i think.
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well the seals aren't exactly awesome in those forks, thats why there are so many aftermarket companies offering mods for boxxers.......not like the "set and forget marzocchi"...
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Yeah i know. Well if anyone has boxxers, dont put your bike upside down for too long!!! Otherwise you're good to go!
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