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How to drain water from my front sus

sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
edited October 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi I have some rock shox recon silver tk140 2011 how or can I drain the muddy water out from them? I have a silver Allen bolt on the left underneath and on the right I have the rebound adjustment I don't really wanna start playing about with them till I get some info. I have been through some fairly deep cruddy water the last few weeks so they must have some censored in them,
When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


De rosa superking 888 di2

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The seals are great, there will be little, if any water in them.

    To disassemble, download the service manual.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    sigorman85 wrote:
    I have been through some fairly deep cruddy water the last few weeks so they must have some censored in them,
    why would they?

    do they work?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    Yeah there ok just thought going into a 2ft puddle would fill em up a bit. But if ya think there ok then that's good enough for me
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    If water got it, then they needed new seals before you started the ride. As water is incompressable, if water got in you won't get full travel.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Unless you left it lying in a puddle for a while they should be fine.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    cooldad wrote:
    Unless you left it lying in a puddle for a while they should be fine.
    even then they will be fine.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The RS might be, but some old Zooms? didn't cope very well with trying to do a jesus over a small river.
    I found out a few things:
    Even speed will not make you zoom over the surface if the ice is thin.
    Being submerged in freezing water is really funny, especially for the spectators.
    Riding whilst slowly turning into an ice cube is only funny for the spectators.
    Water gets into places you didn't even know existed.
    I am an idiot.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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    Parktools
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    cooldad wrote:
    I am an idiot.
    The rest was news......

    Zoom/Suntour/RST seals are more like 'vague weather guards'!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    cooldad wrote:
    I am an idiot.
    The rest was news......
    Fair enough
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
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