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    Swap Lefty ELO with manual lockout ??

    My ELO is dead on the lefty. Is there anyway to replace the ELO unit with a manual lockout system??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slingshot
    My ELO is dead on the lefty. Is there anyway to replace the ELO unit with a manual lockout system??

    Yes, but you'll need to purchase a whole new cartridge. FWIW, the damper you have is still functional and safe, just not locking out. I know Cannondale has no more of these, so you're left calling shops, searching eBay, or maybe talking to some Lefty guy on these boards, who may have a few left about....
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    the fork works great as is but i think lockout would be nice to have down the road. would you (or anybody else) have any idea what replacing the cartridge would cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slingshot
    the fork works great as is but i think lockout would be nice to have down the road. would you (or anybody else) have any idea what replacing the cartridge would cost?
    Ebay's an open market, I haven't priced one in a while. New carts when they were available, were over a hundred bucks, new DLR2's are about the same. If you need info from me, send me a PM
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    Can you describe exactly what you mean by "dead"?
    There are a number of reasons why an ELO might fail, and several of them are fixable easily. I'm still running one on a Siemens Cannondale hardtail.

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    i mean the lockout doesn't work. i tried a few different batteries and nothing happens.

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    Slingshot, call mendon.

    He dropped a hint, and you missed it. I am thinking that he just may be able to put you in "touch" with a guy that has all kinds of Lefty parts.....
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    Whoa Damion! Is it me or we haven't seen you in a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    He dropped a hint, and you missed it. I am thinking that he just may be able to put you in "touch" with a guy that has all kinds of Lefty parts.....

    my bad... long day yesterday and i guess i wasn't reading between the lines. thanks

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    I'll try out my medical skills (lacking) for a diagnosis...

    When you press the button is it:
    completely dead - no sound or movement?
    noise but no effect?
    no noise but lights?

    Have you dismantled it?

    The most fragile thing that I can see in an ELO is the number of connections - there are a number of places where wires can be broken too.

    My ELO has been resoldered.
    Recently it died again - sound but no effect. Thanks to some advice from 88+ boys I was able to correct the problem.

    They told me that the motor was actually manufactured by swiss watchmakers. Once the motor itself fails, or the circuit board rots or corrodes then yes, it's all over. Up until that point though it's a remarkably simple system.

    Do you have tools to remove the cartridge?

    Nick

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    It has been a bit, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
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    I lurk a bit, here and there. I have been working a ton, so I dont have much spare time. Keep fighting the good fight....
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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    I lurk a bit, here and there. I have been working a ton, so I dont have much spare time. Keep fighting the good fight....
    I was gonna say, haven't heard from you in a bit. Work, argh....Don't worry, I rebuilt it when he bought it originally, we're talking.
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