maintence for an RST Omni CL fork

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  1. Technician

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    more as a point of reference for the future, but what is needed to keep this fork in good order?

    My previous fork was of the elastomer type so i only needed to grease the inner cylinders (are they
    called stanchions?) once in a while.

    Looking at these, i discovered they were also elastomer shocks, though of a better quality as they
    had dust seals (previous had just cheap plastic bushings that wore out). so, assuming they take a
    grease, what kind would i use? previously i use just a lithium grease.

    And the second question, how often should they be maintained?
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    > so, assuming they take a grease, what kind would i use? previously i use just a lithium grease.

    just smear the slders with Judy Butter

    > And the second question, how often should they be maintained?

    Ride them till they fall apart or elastomers go hard. meanwhile start a "bike parts" bank account
    and and keep an eye out for close-outs on Marzocchi shocks.
     
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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
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    > Technician wrote:
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    > > so, assuming they take a grease, what
    > > kind would i use? previously i use just a lithium grease.
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    > just smear the slders with Judy Butter
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    Added to my shopping list next LBS visit.

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    > > And the second question, how often should they be maintained?
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    > Ride them till they fall apart or elastomers go hard. meanwhile start a "bike parts" bank account
    > and and keep an eye out for close-outs on Marzocchi shocks.
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    Hmmm, me in the bomberhood, droooollll. I do have a savings account. i think i may just do that, if
    the bank hasn't closed it yet anyway. checking... yup, closed. well, i'll just have to generate
    another cash savings (small safe with small drawers labeled for what i need to save it for. all
    balances are tracked of course, though currently the total cash balance is about $11 for "general
    cash", but consider it transferred).
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    ~Travis

    travis57 at megalink dot net http://www.megalink.net/~farmers/
     
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