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    2012/13 Fox 36 float - Strange noise?

    Hi guys, Iv recently converted my fox 36 talas to float and now they are making a strange clunking noise when compressed, it sound very much like this



    Its almost like the negative spring assembly is knocking against the inside of the stanchion?
    I can also extend the forks by ~5mm by pushing on the crown with no weight on the front wheel and this produces a metallic clunk which is something the talas cartridge doesn't do?
    Iv put the talas cartridge back in and now the forks are silent again....

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    did they provide a negative spring plate with the kit.long shot, but it may be different between float and talas. from memory the 2012 float negative plate is a hat section shape. the 2013 is a flat plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    did they provide a negative spring plate with the kit.long shot, but it may be different between float and talas. from memory the 2012 float negative plate is a hat section shape. the 2013 is a flat plate.
    Yeh they did provide a new negative spring plate, looks like this which then sits nicely on the red travel spacer

    2012/13 Fox 36 float - Strange noise?-2013_travel_adj_sp_update_02.gif

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    Iv had the forks in bits again over the weekend, it still sounds like its topping out after certain hits...but not all?! Also Iv been told the spring can be noisy as it hits the plastic assembly and heat shrink around the spring would reduce the noise?

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