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fox fork removing the lowers

BazPBazP Posts: 12
edited April 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
I want to change the wiper seals on my Fox forks, which I've done before on others but when I came to remove the lowers the rebound side wouldn't come out. I followed the usual instructions, giving each side a tap with a socket on but no joy. I didn't want to get too rough with it in case I caused damage. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong or could try to get them off ?

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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    nope, but they can be a bit of a pain. if you've done it before then just try again.

    last time i did it i had to whack one of the legs much harder than previously to get it to shift.
  • BazPBazP Posts: 12
    Correct diagnosis Rob, just gave it a couple of big whacks and it freed no problem.
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    I had to whack mine, it is a bit worrying when the guide says a tap should do
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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    i know, its by far the worst bit of the entire process - never particularly enjoy whacking expensive things with a mallet.

    whacking obviously being a technical term.
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