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    Rock Shox Judy C Rebuild - Now clicks when compressed?

    I just finished my first fork rebuild. It is a 1999 Rock Shox Judy C Hydracoil 'long travel'. I took it completely down and wiped down parts, replaced the seals, reassembled and filled with 115cc fluid in each leg.

    Now, when I compress it I hear a single 'click'. It sounds like the same click as a retractable pen.

    It doesn't matter if I compress it slowly or fast. Same click at the same level of compression.

    The only thing I can think of is maybe one of the springs isn't seated properly and it's seating (and making the click) each time it's compressed?

    Any ideas what I should be looking for when I open it up again to try and solve this mystery?

    Thanks!
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    Grease the snot out of the springs, it's them hitting the inside of the stanchions

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    Huh, I certainly wouldn't have thought of that... Thank you.

    Can I use the same grease I use for packing bearings?

    I guess it doesn't bother the fork fluid to have a heavy-greased spring swimming in there? Now that I think about it, the springs are probably above the fluid level?

    I'll take off the top cap and pull them out with a bent wire hangar or something. I really don't feel like dumping and refilling those legs again.
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    yep, the thicker the better (so it clings to the springs). Don't be bashful, use lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    yep, the thicker the better (so it clings to the springs). Don't be bashful, use lots.
    That worked perfectly! It's as quiet as a mouse.

    You've given me great advice multiple times now and I've also used some of the advice you've given to others in different threads. Your responses really are a great help to those of us new to bike mechanics and I wanted to let you know it's appreciated. Thank you!

    This fork is going on a low-cost XC bike I'm putting together to try and entice a friend of mine into mountain biking. One last "hurrah" for a dedicated piece of equipment.

    The guys at enduroforkseals said I could leave off the boots with the new seals. It really does change the appearance. Looks much nicer...

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    No problem...I scored a 2001 Judy SL for my wife's bike a few years back for a set of tires I never liked anyway. A fresh paint job, new seals, and new oil and it runs smooth. Made the same clicking noise, greased the springs and no noise. A nice upgrade over her OEM boy band fork (Insync).

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