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Old 05-15-07, 03:45 PM
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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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Old 05-15-07, 04:07 PM
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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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Old 05-15-07, 04:12 PM
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It wouldn't turn either way though. Whatever, thats what I get for buying cheap forks
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Old 05-15-07, 06:15 PM
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by mattfromct
Alright It wouldn't turn so I tried using pliers. Well, it turned.
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Old 05-16-07, 10:11 AM
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uuuum....bad....
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