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    Quote Originally Posted by dellpan View Post
    Hi, I want to ask a question.
    I have a scalpel ultimate 2011 and I think I put on the front suspension LEFTY CARBON XLR 120mm. It is possible to do, or will completely fails the geometry of the bike?
    The XLR 120mm stats are: - 120 or 130 mm of plush travel

    - Weight: 1320 Gramm(120mm)-1315 Gramm (130mm)

    - forklength: 49cm(120) -50cm(130)


    whilst the XLR 100: - 100 mm of plush travel

    - 1394 Gramm

    - forklength: 47cm


    The difference between forklength is a few centimeters I think its important to get a specialist to discuss if it is worth doing as your geometry will change and if you truly race it may not be astute (not my field). What I do know is that you can use the spacer clips to ensure it doesnt hit the post:

    2011 XLR 29er Lefty

    I am sure someone will come up who has changed their forks.

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    Thank you very much for your answer.
    The reason I think about the 120 is that in the future I will be able to use it in just 29 bike with 90 mm travel.

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    Thank you very much wallstreet for your answer.
    The reason I think about the 120 is that in the future I will be able to use it in just 29 bike with 90 mm travel.

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    LeBron on a Lefty


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    ME "C'mon Cannodale just make a Long Travel Hardtail w/a Lefty in 26/650B. It would be a great idea"

    CB "No that's a terrible idea, we'd sell like six"

    ME "You're discounting Canadians, they love those!"

    CB "Please just go buy a Trek..."

    actual conversation that would happen

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    Lefty stickers

    Too lazy to find the Lefty sticker thread so I posted this here

    Cannondale Lefty Headshok Fork Stickers Decals Colors | eBay

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    I've reset the bearings on my Lefty a few times and the problem keeps recurring within the first ride.
    It feels like there's no damping for the top 20mm or so of travel.

    I went a bit further today and stripped the fork almost completely and this is what I found.



    The three white spacers at the top are travel reducers as it's the 29er version.
    Immediately below them is a small black spacer.

    Below that is a white plastic cap that screws in to the top of the long red tube.
    That cap was loose, completely unscrewed, when I stripped it.

    You can see the bottom white cap off as well. I unscrewed that one.

    There was a bit of oil everywhere, I take it the red tube should be a sealed unit with the two white caps keeping the oil in ?

    So, the question now is, how much, and what type of oil, do I put in there ?
    Is it two separate chambers, or are they linked ?
    Fill it up, or leave a 10mm air space ? Or is there a specified volume ?

    One other thing that I noticed is that the long flat steel tracks that the needle rollers run on are slightly curved.
    Does that matter ? I can't see it being a problem once everything is in place.
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    Hi, I've got a 2012 Flash Alloy 29er, with a 90mm travel PBR Lefty. I would like to liberate another half inch or more travel as some of the trails I ride can get pretty rough and there are some nice rollers that you can get easy air off and decent rock gardens, so feel I could do with a bit more travel on the Lefty. My question is, is it possible to get some more travel out of the fork, and if so how much and what do I need to do it? The fork is probably due for its first full service so now's the time to do it. Thanks.

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    hi,
    i've got lefty PBR 130 of 2009 model and I just wonder can I make it 140 mm of travel putting in some proper damper and air kit? Or maybe I can do that just swapping for a proper air kit on my current 130 mm damper (KH041)??
    Any idea?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudja View Post
    hi,
    i've got lefty PBR 130 of 2009 model and I just wonder can I make it 140 mm of travel putting in some proper damper and air kit? Or maybe I can do that just swapping for a proper air kit on my current 130 mm damper (KH041)??
    My understanding is that there is an air seal that either has to be modified or replaced. MendonCycleSmith is the person to contact.

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    I have a Headshok Fatty DLR on my Taurine and rebuilt the damper.
    Put 7.5w oil in and it doesn't feel very plush.
    Going to dismantle again and put in 5w oil.
    I am also wondering if I filled the oil incorrectly - I filled to the brim, cycled the shaft up and down a few times until air couldn't be heard - brimmed again and screwed the white top in. Should I leave a small air gap? I read somewhere there is a bleed screw somewhere, but couldn't find - is there one on the fatty DLR.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Would a 2006 rush come with a lefty fork?

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    Yes, the Rush 600 and up did. Mine did.

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    I have a Headshok Fatty DLR on my Taurine and rebuilt the damper.
    Put 7.5w oil in and it doesn't feel very plush.
    Going to dismantle again and put in 5w oil.
    I am also wondering if I filled the oil incorrectly - I filled to the brim, cycled the shaft up and down a few times until air couldn't be heard - brimmed again and screwed the white top in. Should I leave a small air gap? I read somewhere there is a bleed screw somewhere, but couldn't find - is there one on the fatty DLR.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Heahshok DLR damper Damper piston

    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-damper-piston.jpg

    I've stripped down my headshok DLR damper and wanted to check the damper valving and washers are in the correct order and orientation.
    I can't find any parts breakdown for the damper anywhere.
    It was assembled like this before - no air or oil leaks, but it didn't feel great - too stiff.
    Does this look right ?

    Thanks

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    Can anyone help

    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-d3.jpg

    Can anyone tell me if the shaped washer which the arrow is pointing to is the wrong way round. It's just that this way round the holes get blocked when the shaft is tightened up and 2 nylon washers cover up the bottom of the washer so oil wouldn't seem to flow through. Thanks

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    I have a Max 130 Fox Carbon that was serviced by Cannondale last year and they upgraded the internals to the version with the Poptop. The Lefty was bought on a Rize 2 that I bought new in 2011, but was a 2009 model I believe. This morning I noticed some oil on the outside of the boot, and when I took the lower clip off, a good amount of oil came out of the inside of the boot down the shaft. I am assuming this would indicate a blown seal? If so, is this something that an average home mechanic might attempt to remedy? Or am I best to send it in for a more pro job?

    Help and advice much appreciated, and apologies if this has been dealt with in the thread before...
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    I need help ..
    Lefti xlr 2011
    I disassembled it and took out the cartridge, I also took out the metal "circlip" , at the point where the lower leg entering the upper leg .... and now I can not remove the inner leg from upper leg ..
    some advice?

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    Am I missing something on my bad boy?

    Hello

    I recently purchased a used Bad Boy Disc Solo.
    I'm concerned that I might be missing a spindle or something on the front fork/wheel. On the riders right side of the bike theres a allen screw and on the left side of the fork theres a threaded hole. I can see all the way in this hole.
    Should there be a spindle or is the allen screw on the right side all that holes the wheel to the fork? Hope that makes sense? See pictures below.
    Thank you!

    Right Side
    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-right.jpg

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    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-left.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaBadBoy View Post
    Hello

    I recently purchased a used Bad Boy Disc Solo.
    I'm concerned that I might be missing a spindle or something on the front fork/wheel. On the riders right side of the bike theres a allen screw and on the left side of the fork theres a threaded hole. I can see all the way in this hole.
    Should there be a spindle or is the allen screw on the right side all that holes the wheel to the fork? Hope that makes sense? See pictures below.
    Thank you!
    Nope, you are all good to go. The allen bolt on the non disc side threads into a spindle that is part of the fork.

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    Hello, I have a problem with a Lefty DLR from a 2010 Flash F1. It won't lock, why could be the reason ? This afternoon I will go to the shop to do maintenance of fork.

    Also rebound wasn't working very well, I have no notice of changes on rebound when I turning dial.

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    hi all, i have just got a lefty elo fork and need a new elo 'brain'
    does anyone in the world have one i can purchase or know where i can get my hands on one?

    many thanks.
    stu.

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    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by bobs bikes View Post
    anyone in the world have one i can purchase or know where i can get my hands on one?
    They pop up on eBay from time to time, set up a saved search there.

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    I have the Lefty Carbon Speed, and it's my first Lefty.
    I've set it up as well as I know how, but have issues.
    When I'm seated it works fine but when standing and haulling on the pedals, it's too squishy and makes that pshhh pshhh pshhh sound.
    It's been tuned by Mendon Cyclesmith, so I know it's in great condition, and obviously it only needs some adjustment.

    What to do?

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    Does the Lefty ( 2013) have a sort of break in period ? I haven't used the bike much since I've got it early december and I've had to adjust the pressure in order to find an accettable fork compliance with very poor results anyway. I've started to use the bike more often this past month and the Lefty is now smooter and more compliant then ever,I've even brought it to it's suggested pressure for my weight and it just works the way it's supposed too.
    So,break in period you think ?
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