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post #81 of 82 Old 05-18-2019, 11:33 AM
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I also had a question regarding resetting the cap; I installed my newly rebuilt forks without meddling with the caps at all. Should I be worried?
This is a very informative thread, but this guys question didn't get answered.

I'm very much a noob at bike maintenance but I've almost finished replacing my fork seals on my gen 2, PITA compared to when i did them on my f4i... been mainly following this guys video (
) as well as the manualů from what I can tell he stuffs up the measurement of the rod nut (8:43 into the video) which should be 11mm, and subsequently needs to keep adjusting the rebound dampening adjuster (which according to the manual should be 13mm), ive attached a picture, that thing that you turn with a flat head is what i think is the rebound dampening adjuster...

Also attached a screen shot from the manual (06/07), I feel it could of been explained better... can i have some confirmation that i know what i'm talking about?
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post #82 of 82 Old 05-19-2019, 12:07 AM
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Also, my rebound dampening adjuster reading was 15.67mm before i adjusted it, when i adjusted it to 13mm and rebuilt my fork there was much less spring back when i pushed on it... should i have left them alone at 15.67mm?
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