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    Fatty X oil level (shot in the dark)

    Does any wise soul have info on the oil level for a Fatty X headshok (the 25mm travel one, stock on the old XS 800). Cannondale has, thus far, been less than forthcoming on this one.

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    Take the warnings to not take apart needle bearings seriously. Took three hours to put back properly. The rest of the H-shok maintenance was a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    Does any wise soul have info on the oil level for a Fatty X headshok (the 25mm travel one, stock on the old XS 800). Cannondale has, thus far, been less than forthcoming on this one.

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    Take the warnings to not take apart needle bearings seriously. Took three hours to put back properly. The rest of the H-shok maintenance was a breeze.

    At risk of sounding like a jerk, the level is.... full= It's a cartridge, correct? As such, you fill it full (remember to cycle it to remove bubbles, and get it completely full), tighten down the cap most of the way, then open the bleed screw, and tighten the rest of the way. Thanks for the cautionary note on needle bearings, one bad experience will keep the next 20 people from saying "awe, it can't be that bad".......Let me know if you need more info on that cartridge!
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    No worries, I know diddly about suspension, so your advice is most welcome. And yes, don't mess with the needle bearings

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