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Old 08-15-10, 05:43 PM
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Where is the air valve?

I am new to the MT Bike end of the cycling spectrum and bought a 2009 Scott Spark full suspension bike a few months ago. The bike came with a Rock Shox 302 fork. I have looked at the PDF manual on the rockshox site but am still clueless...Where is/how do I access the air valve to add air to the fork?

On the bottom of the right leg is the rebound adjuster, the top of the right leg is the lockout, the top of the left leg is a preload adjuster knob. I thought the airvalve would be under the preload adjuster knob but I have screwed the preload adjuster in and out to the max range and it does not seem to twist off.

Is there a valve to hook a shock pump up to this fork? If there is how do I access it?

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Old 08-15-10, 06:02 PM
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If it's air sprung, the left leg will have the schrader valve at the top. It's got a cap on it that will need to be spun off to access.
If you have a preload knob instead, it's coil sprung - no air pressure to worry about.
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Old 08-15-10, 06:05 PM
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your fork has a coil spring no air
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Old 08-15-10, 06:13 PM
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Thanks. I guess only my rear shock is air adjustable then.

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The fork is adjustable to a certain extent.

That preload knob will basically make it softer or harder. If you wish to go even softer or harder than the adjustment allows, you'll have to change the spring.
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Old 08-16-10, 01:50 AM
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Thanks all.
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