Why do i need to service my suspension ?

Why should I bother servicing my fork and shock ?  The simple answer is that servicing your fork or shock to the manufacturers suggested service intervals is a preventative measure to help maintain its correct working functions.   This will help to prolong its working life by ensuring the correct lubrication gets to all sliding and sealing surfaces, to help keep lubricants in and dirt out, which all help to reduce friction and wear, thus prolong the life of your fork and/shock.

Dirty dust wipers

The fork that these wiper seals & foams came from had deteriorated slowly over time to the point that the fork action had so much friction due to dirt ingress that small bump sensitivity was non-existent.

A full strip down of all damper side seals, air side seals along with new wipers & foams,  internal sliding bush’s were checked for correct tolerance and fresh oil and grease was used in the rebuild, thus bringing back to life a fork to an as new working condition.

 

FOX 36 service

This is a fork that has been ridden hard for over 2 years without a service or even a lower leg lube. 

As you can see from the colour of the oil on the rag that this was in dire need of attention, the oil that initially went in was a clear golden colour !!   

When returned to its rightful owner and ridden for the first time after the service,  I was quoted “Its as good as it was when it was new” by my customer.   

 

 

This is a fork that has been ridden hard for over 2 years without a service or even a lower leg lube. 

As you can see from the colour of the oil on the rag that this was in dire need of attention, the oil that initially went in was a clear golden colour !!   

When returned to its rightful owner and ridden for the first time after the service,  I was quoted “Its as good as it was when it was new” by my customer.   

 

 

FOX 36 service
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This is a sealed cartridge damper from a well known brand and sits within one of the stanchions hidden from the outside World.

The 5wt (16cst) Teflon infused oil which is used in these dampers is a slightly milky opaque colour, as you can see its somewhat dirty looking as this point. 

Full damper rebuild which includes new seals, O-rings and piston glide rings, and of course fresh oil. 

 

IMG 0899

This is a sealed cartridge damper from a well known brand and sits within one of the stanchions hidden from the outside World.

The 5wt (16cst) Teflon infused oil which is used in these dampers is a slightly milky opaque colour, as you can see its somewhat dirty looking as this point. 

Full damper rebuild which includes new seals, O-rings and piston glide rings, and of course fresh oil. 

 

IMG 0768

This rear shock had come in for a full service and the customer had complained that the rebound adjuster dial was broken, in fact it was so totally caked in dirt & grit that it no longer rotated. 

As much as rebuild kits don’t come as standard with some very small parts we actually keep in stock a few for this very reason.

 A full damper rebuild ensued and we replaced the rusted detent ball with a new one.

This rear shock had come in for a full service and the customer had complained that the rebound adjuster dial was broken, in fact it was so totally caked in dirt & grit that it no longer rotated. 

As much as rebuild kits don’t come as standard with some very small parts we actually keep in stock a few for this very reason.

 A full damper rebuild ensued and we even replaced the rusted steel detent ball with a new one.

IMG 0768
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