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    Fox 40 RC2 - first 3 inches of travel smooth...next five are hell.

    This is an 8 inch travel fork. When I push down on it, the first 3 inches of travel are really smooth. The next five inches are very tough to get. I have to really push down hard on the fork to get the last five inches. Itís almost like the fork hits a wall.

    The preload has been turned all the way down. The high and low speed compression are turned all the way down. This fork was working fine a year ago.

    Any ideas on what could be wrong?

    Thanks

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    When you say "push down" are you riding the bike or just compressing the fork @ a stand still ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    When you say "push down" are you riding the bike or just compressing the fork @ a stand still ?
    both from a standstill position and when im riding the bike, its hits a wall after the1st 3 inches.

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    Is this a new fork? I just got a fox 40 about a couple of months ago. One thing I noticed is it is very stiff being new, need to break it in. Also after it was broken in, it doesn't compress very easily in the parking lot as compared to a marzocchi 888. On the trail the fork transformed fr

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    Likely that your 40 needs servicing-new fluids and lubed seals.
    If you haven't been changing the fluid and have been riding it, it is likely that the inners are dry and or very dirty.
    The fact that you can still get all your travel, but it just takes more effort to do so likely indicates lots of friction in the system.

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    Is this a new fork? I just got a fox 40 about a couple of months ago. One thing I noticed is it is very stiff being new, need to break it in. Also after it was broken in, it doesn't compress very easily in the parking lot as compared to a marzocchi 888. On the trail the fork transformed formed from the way it felt in the parking lot. Also the adjustments is pretty sensitive also, I can feel about every click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale View Post
    Likely that your 40 needs servicing-new fluids and lubed seals.
    If you haven't been changing the fluid and have been riding it, it is likely that the inners are dry and or very dirty.
    The fact that you can still get all your travel, but it just takes more effort to do so likely indicates lots of friction in the system.
    This may be the situation. I havent changed the open bath oil for a couple of seasons. Nor have I lubed the seals.

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    The 2011 Fox40 we run on our tandem is super critical of fluid changes. You can tell when as it does not slide as smooth plus it gets more knock from the bushings.

    You may also want to verify the front wheel is installed correctly, not pinching the tubes by having the axle floating end either to far inboard or outboard.

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