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    Rockshock Sektor TK lower leg assembly bolt problem

    I have rebuilt my Rockshock Sector TK and have it all assembled with just one problem. I can tighten the bolt at the bottom of the fork on the damper side. But the bolt on the air spring side does not tighten. I assume the air spring shaft inside the leg is spinning. But when I look at the fork diagrams and examine the form when disassembled, I don't see anything that would prevent it from spinning, so I'm confused. I have rebuilt it before nd this did not happen. But now I have tried rebuilding it twice and I keep getting the same problem.

    Any ideas? Suggestions?

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    I've run into this when there was no air in the fork, try that if you haven't already. As you pointed out there's nothing to stop it from spinning. If that does not work, are the lowers on the right leg; meaning damper on the side with the decal for rabbit/turtle (assuming it has one)?

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    I tried adding air, also thinking that would help. Maybe I need to pump it up to max to get more bite. The lowers are on the right side. Only other thought is that if the threads are damaged in any way that would create enough friction to create this problem. Next test - trying to put the bolt into the air shaft without the lower leg on.

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    Remove the lower and thread the nut on and see if it spins freely or if the threads have stripped.

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    That was my next step. But before taking it apart again, I pressurized the fork to 200 lbs. That did the trick.

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    Wow, 200 psi. Id probably look at the leg decal and use the air pressure for 220lbs and greatest as a max. Glad you solved the issue.

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    200 was max on the sticker. I figured why not just keep it there. I could ride loaded down with toilet paper and other apocalypse supplies.

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