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    Need Lockout lever help

    Just going over my bike for the upcoming season when I notice that my lockout
    lever on my DLR2 is really stiff to turn .
    I take the lever and cap off to see if a little grease on the nylon cap washers will
    help of if the cap is just on too tight .
    While I have it apart , I also undo the lockout rod's nut and re torque it to
    2 #'s .
    I put it all back together and now the lever turns better but now it
    spins all the way around and doesn't engage the lockout at all

    So I then tried putting the cap on with and without two new nylon washers but
    it didn't make any difference .

    The funny thing is , is that it was working fine at the end of last season thanks
    to Mendon .

    Any ideas guys ?

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    Bump ...........

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    Calling Mendon

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    Hmm, odd. My guess is that it needs to be ridden a bit. Did it sit for a while unridden? Gotta get oil sloshed around in there, it may be as simple as a dry O ring seal. Since it did work, it should again..... Big help I am, huh?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I'll phone you tomorrow about it .
    Will you be in the shop all day ??

    - Craig

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    10mm Nut

    If you removed the 2nd 10mm nut found UNDER the lockout lever, it is quite possible that you disengaged the 2 lockout shims inside of the damper or the thrushaft from the lockout piston. The easist way to reengage everything is going to pull the damper apart and reorient both.

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    Hmmm , I was afraid it was something like that .
    After yesterdays ride , the lockout lever was moving completely around
    the top of the top of the Lefty (360 degree's) .
    The fork performed fine , it's just that every time I looked down at it
    it was pointing in a different position

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