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    Lefty question

    I've got a 2010 Lefty DLR 120 that seems to have a bit of play at the top (or maybe bottom?) of the travel. For instance, if I pull up on the bike, or push down, I feel a bit of up and down movement before I get into the travel.

    Does this sound like it just needs the bearings to be reset? I've been riding the fork for almost a year and never had it done. Or something more serious?

    Thanks!

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    I would start there. the barring reset is cake, 5 min tops. search for the how to. I did mine today and it is butterly smooth. if it doesn't feel better post back up.
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    thanx man! I did the reset tonite and gained over an inch of travel! Also the problem I described earlier seems to be gone. Is it normal for the lefty to have a little movement when locked out? Or should it be completely stiff when you first push down and not budge a bit? Right now, it moves a few mm when you push down before becoming stiff or locked out.

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    they normal will have a little indent or small movement in lockout a few mm and will blow of if you hit a big hit. The reset is easy and cool the first time. amazing how the lefty feels after reset. some will do it monthly, I do mine every 2 to 3 months and never had a issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapozer
    they normal will have a little indent or small movement in lockout a few mm and will blow of if you hit a big hit.
    Not quite. In 2010, just the 140's had the blow off, and subsequent "platform". In 2011, all of them do.

    In a 2010, 110, the play is due to a bit of air in the damper. Not a huge concern, but if you notice a rapid increase in the amount of play when locked out, have it serviced. Often times it's just a bubble from an imperfect bleed. If it grows quickly, you're losing oil somewhere, and need it redone.

    FYI, this is normally dealt with during a service, which Cannondale recommends at least once a year, depending on how often and hard you ride. Nothing to wig out about, or scream warranty on...
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    Hey mendon do you know anything about the lefty elo? I am having troubles with mine. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy1404
    Hey mendon do you know anything about the lefty elo? I am having troubles with mine. Thanks
    Yep, wassup?
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    Can I add oil to my shock without any specialty tool? It is a headshock si. We are figuring its a 2000 model, do you have any tech specs or illistrations that would help me out with this? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy1404
    Can I add oil to my shock without any specialty tool?
    Nope, sorry. I just responded to your PM too, thanks.
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