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Old 04-15-08, 03:05 PM
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Defective Tora?

I ordered a rockshox tora 318 u-turn fork. I was looking at the adjustments, and noticed that when i shake the fork, I can hear a fluid sloshing around in it (oil damper?) Is this a bad thing? or normal?
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Old 04-15-08, 03:20 PM
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If it's in the right leg, it's normal.
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The one with the rebound adjustment on it, or the metal hex bolt?
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The rebound side.
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Old 04-15-08, 03:33 PM
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Okay, so thats good, but now it seems like theres oil leaking from the motion control dial... that CANT be good... what's up with this?

Edit: Okay, i'm told this is a common issue with the motion control, and that it can be fixed with an O-ring. Can anyone tell me

a. Will it be okay if i do not deal with this?
b. Where would I place this O-ring to fix the problem?
c. Will sealing the affected area with silicone fix the problem as well?

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a. Will it be okay if i do not deal with this?
b. Where would I place this O-ring to fix the problem?
c. Will sealing the affected area with silicone fix the problem as well?
No, you should take it to a dealer. They'll send it back to Rockshox and it'll be as good as new. Might be free if its still under warrenty.

DONT use silicone on your fork!!!
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ahaha, aight aight. It looks like its stopped leaking out, it might have just been grease or something. We'll see what happens
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Come to think of it, has anyone encountered this themselves? Did you need to service the fork, or was this stuff just residue?
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Come to think of it, has anyone encountered this themselves? Did you need to service the fork, or was this stuff just residue?
I got a Tora as a replacement for a defective Pilot SL. I do remember a little residue that I wiped off after a dusty ride. After that I never noticed it again. It was a great dadgum fork for no more than it costs. The only real drawback to it was the weight.
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I got this too on my 318, LBS attributed it to left-over oil from assembly. Wiped it off, hasn't been back.
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Yea, looks like it's stopped bleeding...
Looked over the manual again, says that this occurs if you store it on its side or upside down, which will probably happen during shipping. The motion control was all honked up, but after you cycle it 10-20 times like it tells you, it works perfectly.

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