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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Hey David,

I've just had to re-do my forks aswell as they were sticking and not functioning at all!! I followed the advice on how to strip them down on the Rc dirtbike action page too, and filled them with 35wt oil right to the top of the oil reservoir. I made sure to get all the air out and before I put the springs back in the forks I made sure when the forks were compressed there was no room left for any more oil or air bubbles, then I pulled the forks down to full travel and installed the springs and sealed them shut. I also used Team Associated oil and now the forks are working really well that if I drop my bike from 6 inches it just hits the ground and soaks up the impact. I haven't been able to test them yet as my chain has snapped but they are alot smoother than they were out of the box. I also used some "green slime" shock sealer on all the areas where my shocks and steering damper shafts meet the shock reservoir as it stops them from leaking.

Hope this helps a bit.
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