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Old 03-05-06, 11:17 AM
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Do you take it off????

Just wondering, do you guys work on suspension forks on or off the bike. I always leave them on, and someone asked me why I don't remove them from the frame to work on them. I replied with "cause it takes longer". But is there a good reason to remove suspension forks from the frame to work on them(changing oil/seals)
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you shuld take em off
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Old 03-05-06, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by concernicus
you shuld take em off
says who? Just trying to figure out why. You should end your sentence with a reason, this was not meant to be an opinionated thread.
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Originally Posted by vw addict
Just wondering, do you guys work on suspension forks on or off the bike. I always leave them on, and someone asked me why I don't remove them from the frame to work on them. I replied with "cause it takes longer". But is there a good reason to remove suspension forks from the frame to work on them(changing oil/seals)
off to do a more thorough job...but sure, you can DO it on if you want. but you're talking to a motor cycle mechanic, so of course i had to and do so out of habit now. if you've got it down, then why change?
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Take it off. It's a lot easier to clean it and what not.
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Old 03-05-06, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by concernicus
you shuld take em off
y? mine smell wen i take em off haha
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Old 03-05-06, 04:10 PM
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In the workshop the forks are left on the bike. Lower legs removed for cleaning/changing seals etc.
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I'll take the fork off if the bike has a cartridge bearing headset or if the customer is paying for a headset overhaul already. If I take a cup and cone headset apart I always overhaul it, it's something I made mandatory at my shop. I prefer to work on forks off the bike because I find it to be easier, especially if you have to turn the fork upside down with the lowers on to add oil. I can do the same high quality job with the fork on the bike so I don't think it's mandatory to reomve the fork. Cleaning and inspecting the stanchions can be done with the fork on, I use the Park Tool bar holder to keep everything from moving around. It would be nice if evryone removed their fork to ring them in for service.
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