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    Lefty DLR2 Structure service in 88 pictures. SL coming soon

    http://ericsaletel.com/Lefty%20Service/


    Here is some info i used to try and teach shop guys while i was on the road but most often heard "oh i just wanted to see someone do it"

    Hopefully someone will find this info helpful.

    follow the link at the top for descriptions in the captions.

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    let me know if you have any questions. Ill put up an SL guide soon
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    Wow, thanx very much!

    Nice work!
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    Dude, awesome.

    You have a lot more experience (by 100x) than I do, but I think I can give you one bit of advice: work in a t-shirt, dude! What's up with the button-up?

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    Again, absolutely awesome, but thinking that this might encourage less-experienced folk to try to self-service their Lefty, it might be worth reminding people to let all air out of the fork. Yeah, obvious, but we don't want any damper-rhinoplasties out there.

    I didn't know about the super castle tool. That's cool. I always wondered how in the world you're supposed to torque the damper to the specified torque with the standard castle tool. Now I know: you don't use the standard castle tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by almontebarnes
    Dude, awesome.

    You have a lot more experience (by 100x) than I do, but I think I can give you one bit of advice: work in a t-shirt, dude! What's up with the button-up?
    Last edited by almontebarnes; 05-04-2009 at 09:31 PM.

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    congratulations !!

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    Thank you for this helpfull tutorial!!

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    look Pabst, please grab a 140mmFFD and do another tute please....thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by almontebarnes
    work in a t-shirt, dude! What's up with the button-up?
    You have clearly never worked in a button up shop shirt...They are much better than a normal t-shirt. The pockets are really convienent and always are a good place to store your T handle allen wrenches when you are using another size or another tool. Another reason they are really nice is if you get covered in fork oil, you can just take it button it off, instead of getting the rest of your body covered in fork oil. (Yes...that was personal experience.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
    look Pabst, please grab a 140mmFFD and do another tute please....thanks

    structure is the same for service (well the carbon one is) and the damper is simple enough. with directions from cannondale.
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    Well, you and Eric are professionals. I'm an amateur. So t-shirts for me. After all, you're talking about someone who uses a dowel and crinkled packing tape instead of a diggler.

    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    You have clearly never worked in a button up shop shirt...They are much better than a normal t-shirt. The pockets are really convienent and always are a good place to store your T handle allen wrenches when you are using another size or another tool. Another reason they are really nice is if you get covered in fork oil, you can just take it button it off, instead of getting the rest of your body covered in fork oil. (Yes...that was personal experience.)

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    Do you think maybe you could do one for the Lefty Terralogic. Also have you been having trouble with really light weight riders blowing up the new 110 sl with the solo air cartridge? My buddy is on your factory team and he tears through those forks at an insane rate. He's 5'6" and 130 lbs
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    Nice one!

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    Thanks for the guide. I await the SL fork show as well.

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    I linked your site in the FAQ thread, Captain Pabst
    Good show!

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    nice job!!!!

    I'v bookmarked this one although I do have a paperversion. your pics are excellent

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    Hi guys!

    Does anybody have the photos on this forum?

    The website is offline and apparently it was the only place with detailed photos of the DLR2 service.

    Thank you very much!

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    I know that the DLR lefty is dated but a lot of them are still around, so I will post what I found.

    These are both User Manuals and Service Manuals:
    ###Lefty Speed DLR2 110 mm OPI-Regular Maintenance
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    00 Lefty-DLR2-Damping Cartridge Service
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    000 Lefty-Speed-Dlr2-Damper Exploded
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    52236625-Cannondale-Lefty-Dlr2-Nastavenie
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    Grease Telescope PG 16
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    Lefty-DLR-SL-Soloair-Exploded-Nm Torque
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    Italian Guide for Service, good for images
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    Exploded Fork, PG 27
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5o...ew?usp=sharing

    I will post the video links in the next post.
    It would be helpful to have this topic in the miscellaneous Cannondale stuff topic, right now the only link about the DLR2 on there is a link to an offline website.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Lefty DLR2 Structure service in 88 pictures. SL coming soon-52236625-cannondale-lefty-dlr2-nastavenie.pdf  


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