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?
Grease the snot out of the springs, it's them hitting the inside of the stanchions
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.
yep, the thicker the better (so it clings to the springs). Don't be bashful, use lots.
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).