Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by Laoch » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:50 am

I just dropped mine off at Fedex this morning. I should have it back in a week or so.
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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by Laoch » Fri May 01, 2020 7:23 pm

I got my suspension back this afternoon.
Of course I couldn't find my torque wrench :frustrated:
So now I'm slightly concerned. I'll give her a good run tomorrow and see if anything falls off. :shrug:

Lowered 20mm along with current low seat I can get balls of feet down. That's all I need. I played around a little in the yard, and I can tell a difference. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by Laoch » Mon May 18, 2020 1:50 pm

Suspension worked well at Mtn Ridge. I'm very happy with it.

Except one issue....the right fork sprung a leak. So, I'm not happy about that. I sent an email to Motolab. I'm waiting to see how thier customer service is.

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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by Laoch » Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 am

Looking at invoice and talking with Motolab reveals that they did not replace seals. I find that odd. Why would they not put in new seals. Had it been an option I would have said yes.
So, forks pulled and off to Jared at South Mtn cycle for a set of SKF seals.
He's heading to Moab this weekend, but said he'd get them done :thumbup:
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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by Boom Boom » Wed May 20, 2020 1:43 pm

Fork service is not voodoo.
Well most is not.
Did you run a seal cleaner around before you pulled them?
Not trying to cut Jared from some $$$ but I shake my head why forks are do not touch items.
I do agree on why seal replacement was not a standard item.....SKF is the good stuff.
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Re: Suspension advice - Shop for lowering?

Post by aai » Wed May 20, 2020 5:01 pm

Laoch wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 am
Looking at invoice and talking with Motolab reveals that they did not replace seals. I find that odd. Why would they not put in new seals. Had it been an option I would have said yes.
So, forks pulled and off to Jared at South Mtn cycle for a set of SKF seals.
He's heading to Moab this weekend, but said he'd get them done :thumbup:
yes its an option, but they should've asked. I guess for $130 for a fork rebuild its just to break them down, when I saw this it made me ask. I did get mine replaced with my build.

https://www.motolabdirtbikes.com/rebuild-services/
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