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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Traxxion Fork Cartridge Install Help

Ok so I'm in a bit of a bind. A friend (Mr Kotlinski) and I planned on refreshing our forks yesterday at my place. I was going a bit further with a Traxxion cartridge swap out. Well after a lot of dicking around, when we finally went to make the swap I noticed the tops of the plastic buffer pieces were both completely cracked. The dildo looking piece on the left in the pic below.



Long story short my bike is still without forks and I have BHF this weekend. I ordered the new buffers and will have them on Wednesday. My question to you all is...Who's available for a "little" help? I use quotes because I do not have much, if any suspension knowledge, and Greg will be off to RA that night. I'm sure I could do it but a knowledgeable person would make me feel more at ease. At this point the forks are out and cleaned. Seals have been replaced as well. They just need to be put back together, filled properly and installed. I have the necessary tools.

I'm available Wednesday night (possible afternoon), Thursday Morning and all Friday though I'd like to be out to BHF by 4pm. Any peeps willing to help a brother out!?

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All I can say on short notice is to go back stock and maybe fill with heavier oil and some spring preload.

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Did you look at the instructions? Doesn't seem too bad.

http://www.traxxion.com/files/AK-20Installation.doc

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I believe he has broken parts????

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He'll have the right parts tomorrow. From what I gather, putting it back is just as easy as taking it apart. Granted I have absolutely no experience here, so my opinion isn't gold.

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Did you say easy???

Ofcourse you'd be on the paying side of that description.Not the earning a living side.

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I said "just as easy" so whatever level of ease or difficulty it took to get them apart, same effort goes to get them back together

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I said "just as easy" so whatever level of ease or difficulty it took to get them apart, same effort goes to get them back together
Yes and no. My worry(s) are correct oil levels and actually putting them together correctly. I have read tutorial after tutorial (instructions that were supposed to come with them, aren't that good and no pics ) and thinking I can make it happen but it still makes me feel uneasy.

Greg left me what I need to do it, it's just a matter of actually being able to. It'd just be nice to have someone by my side pointing out what I should or shouldn't be doing and or lending a hand. I do have beer for those willing.

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if you are installing it first time, make sure that you replace the stock compression needle with the provided one (if the needle were provided).

for the assembly job, you need two people. One would be compressing the spring while the other one would thread the cap.

oil level should be checked after you get all the bubbles out. for that, you'll need the threaded rod (one of the AK-20 tools) to pump the cartridge. forks should be fully collapsed.

oil level is a tune parameter. don't worry about setting it perfect.

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I want to thank Pilot (Jason) for the help on the forks. We got them knocked out last night and I installed them when I got home.

This morning, however, I noticed that they are making a weird noise. Like a sucking noise though they were bled.



Anybody have any thoughts as to what's causing the noise? Something to worry about or will this just work itself out?

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All was well at the track. Eric helped me work out everything and the bike eat up some of the turns. Probably would have been all of them but I went ahead and f'd some of them up myself. : Good riding though and no problems with the forks. Thanks again Jason!

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