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gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
edited September 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all I have some fox 36 van r's non tallas,they are a few years old and have a bit of wear on the stanchions which I can live with! but my main problem is when I do a little drop of even just of a curb or do a little jump they bang out like mad :( I will try explain a little so they compress as I go to jump then as they go airborne they bang as they go back to full length if that makes sense
They do this no matter how much I change the pre-load or rebound the spring is soft for me and I have a firm one on order bit I can't see this causing the problem

There is no play in the forks that I can feel is there damping bushes or something like that which could be at fault ?

I have tried to google but I can't seem to find my answer
Thanks

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    when were they last serviced?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    About 18 month ago and probably done 250 miles since then quite hard mileage though some of it
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    if you adjust the rebound does it slow down - sounds like they are not getting enough rebound damping
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    It does a bit but the noise is quite cringe worthy its horrible lol the rebound does work though !!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Top out. Check the top out bumpers or springs are intact.
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    edited September 2013
    Might sound lame but how do I check that, mine are just early van r coil no air ?
    Thanks
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Air will have a valve to put air in.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    gazjl wrote:
    Might sound lame but how do I check that mine are just early van r coil no air ?
    Thanks
    open them up and have a look.

    Or just send them off of a service and mention the problem.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    cooldad wrote:
    Air will have a valve to put air in.
    I know mate hence why I said they were coil with no air ;)
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    nicklouse wrote:
    gazjl wrote:
    Might sound lame but how do I check that mine are just early van r coil no air ?
    Thanks
    open them up and have a look.

    Or just send them off of a service and mention the problem.

    My lbs won't service them because of the wear on the stanchion !!!

    That's why I asked because they also said it was quite difficult to sort out and advised me not to tackle it my self as its something to do with a cartridge etc etc
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    gazjl wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Air will have a valve to put air in.
    I know mate hence why I said they were coil with no air ;)
    Yeah, makes sense now you've done a sneaky edit to add a comma.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    gazjl wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    gazjl wrote:
    Might sound lame but how do I check that mine are just early van r coil no air ?
    Thanks
    open them up and have a look.

    Or just send them off of a service and mention the problem.

    My lbs won't service them because of the wear on the stanchion !!!

    That's why I asked because they also said it was quite difficult to sort out and advised me not to tackle it my self as its something to do with a cartridge etc etc
    Try Loco Tuning, Mojo or TF Tuned.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • Have you looked onthe fox webhelp site, you may find some useful info there for the forks.
    http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/index.htm
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    cooldad wrote:
    gazjl wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    gazjl wrote:
    Might sound lame but how do I check that mine are just early van r coil no air ?
    Thanks
    open them up and have a look.

    Or just send them off of a service and mention the problem.

    My lbs won't service them because of the wear on the stanchion !!!

    That's why I asked because they also said it was quite difficult to sort out and advised me not to tackle it my self as its something to do with a cartridge etc etc
    Try Loco Tuning, Mojo or TF Tuned.
    Will do mate thanks and yes I did edit it I sounded silly hence leading to your response my bad I apologise lol
  • schmakoschmako Posts: 1,982
    Not sure if this will help at all but, i recently got my 36 van's serviced/repaired they were rebounding too quickly and clunking a lot, not sure what part the guy that serviced them replaced, but they are like new now, it was Flotech in linlithgow, £12 for the part, £80 for the service, could try them!
  • gazjlgazjl Posts: 175
    Really helpful thanks mate
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