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    air = between forks?

    Hi, new to MTB but come from a long line of Motorcycle use and repair.

    I am getting ready to put together an FS Fatbike but was wondering which is the best way to go with Forks.

    I have never had a pair of modern MTB Air forks apart so not sure how the air = between the two legs..

    On a cycle rig you use an equilizer hose or accurate pressure gauge.

    Do the forks for MTB have a way to equilize pressure between the forks or is it just a single fork system for the air part?

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    There is just one side that has compressed air. The other side has the damper.

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    Do both sides have oil in them or just the damper side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Placibo View Post
    Do both sides have oil in them or just the damper side?
    Most modern forks separate the damper oil from the bushing / seal lubrication fluid unlike a motorcycle that uses the same oil for both functions. Most air springs are lubed w/ grease or a small amount of oil.

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    Thanks for posting up answers.. It clears up any misconceptions I was having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennifer012904 View Post
    Thanks for posting up answers.. It clears up any misconceptions I was having.
    I don't know which model of the fork you have but every manufacturer has a lot of info, detailed 3D images of fork parts, service manuals etc. on their website so you can look there for more specific information on how to service/maintain/modificate your fork.

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