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    how to adjust front shock

    I have an older Rock Shox Judy XC and it feels a bit stiff. I have it on the loosest setting(turned all teh way counter-clock wise) and im not close to bottoming out. I have not touched the rebound yet. I'm only a 135#, how can i adjust the shock to better suit me?

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    what year?

    you can look up the owners' manual here when you determine what year you have. Jim

    http://www.sram.com/en/service/rocks...D=1&subcatID=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    you can look up the owners' manual here when you determine what year you have. Jim

    http://www.sram.com/en/service/rocks...D=1&subcatID=3
    I think its an '01 but can't tell. here are some pics



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    ah, not to be

    crabby but I gave the URL to you already, and now I'm giving you the URL for your fork.

    The rest is up to you; if it's confusing or you don't have the tools, a trip to your LBS is in order.

    Jim

    http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/...XCandSL_en.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    crabby but I gave the URL to you already, and now I'm giving you the URL for your fork.

    The rest is up to you; if it's confusing or you don't have the tools, a trip to your LBS is in order.

    Jim

    http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/...XCandSL_en.pdf
    well im pretty sure its not an 02 since i don't have the air preassure setup, but spring screws on the top of each post.

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    then

    I suggest go back to the URL and look up the 01 model. Jim

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    You may need to swap the springs for lighter ones. Sram probably still makes some that fit.

    You don't want your fork to bottom out as you mentionned in your first post, that's really bad on forks. You do want them to have proper sag though. It should compress about 25% of it's travel under the rider's weight, simply by you sitting on the bike.

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    You may need to swap the springs for lighter ones. Sram probably still makes some that fit.

    You don't want your fork to bottom out as you mentionned in your first post, that's really bad on forks. You do want them to have proper sag though. It should compress about 25% of it's travel under the rider's weight, simply by you sitting on the bike.

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    i used to have a judy xc on my old mtb a while back (same one by the looks of it)....pretty sure it's a bumper elastomer stack in there (about 5-6 foam looking things)...looks like mine which was a late 90's model (thinking 96 or 97)....i think u would have to get a spring nowadays

    servicing (might help)

    http://poehali.net/content/b00007/38...ar_schocks.pdf

    here's some reviews (96 and 97 models)

    http://64.75.7.216/reviews/Front_Sho...ct_21585.shtml
    http://partner.consumerreview.com/re...ct_21603.shtml

    link may not help but pretty kewl anyways...i guess

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/suspensi.htm
    Last edited by pipes10; 05-16-2007 at 05:31 PM.

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