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    Super Fatty DL question

    I've got an older model F500 with a Super Fatty DL fork. The lockout is belly up. Is it an oil dampening system, where perhaps it's just a blown seal or is there something mechanical in the fork that would be broken causing the lockout to no longer work? Has anybody come up with a decent work around to disassemble a headshok fork, or am I stuck taking it to a dealer for maintenance/rebuild?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Potential Roadkill
    I've got an older model F500 with a Super Fatty DL fork. The lockout is belly up. Is it an oil dampening system, where perhaps it's just a blown seal or is there something mechanical in the fork that would be broken causing the lockout to no longer work? Has anybody come up with a decent work around to disassemble a headshok fork, or am I stuck taking it to a dealer for maintenance/rebuild?


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    It's most likely in need of oil, and seals. If you want to do it yourself, you'll need to invest in tools, around $50-$75 depending on how creative you want to be. It then becomes an issue of, do I have the right parts, no? Go to the dealer, hope they will order parts for you, get it right, etc. So, a dealer may be your best alternative, but depending on them, and the condition of the fork, you may get some kid who was soiling his diapers when Headshocks first came out, telling you it's outdated, and parts can't be gotten, you should just upgrade, etc. Find yourself a shop that knows what they're doing, and it can be kept running for years, either getting you parts and assistance, or doing it for you. Good luck.
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