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    Flushing a fork

    Help!!! I know this could/should go into the suspension forum, but I trust the advice given here... that being said, I managed to land square on the air valve (top cap) of my DJ III. The soft aluminum deformed and I was left with drilling the d@mned thing out. My question is, whats going to be the best way to flush the fork out to rid it of the metal shavings?

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    take fork apart, remove oil and grease, flush with high pressure water (not too high though), and regrease and put new oil in, and wipe water off fork before greasing, and put back together

    might not be a very good suggestion tho...

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    If you havent ridden it, and the shavings are just sitting on top of the oil, I would just give it a quick oil change. I wouldn't be too worried, especially since DJ IIIs dont have cartridge dampers.
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    when I showed it to her she said..."Are you serious" refering to the size...

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    send it off to Marzocchi and just get it done right....don't try and Mickey Mouse it
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Sending the fork in for something that takes ~10 minutes to do?
    Quote Originally Posted by offtheedge
    when I showed it to her she said..."Are you serious" refering to the size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarzocchiFork
    Sending the fork in for something that takes ~10 minutes to do?

    yep the minute he started drilling on it
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    You're right SMT, but Zocchi would've had to do the same thing... An easy-out was the only option. (I almost broke out the trusty torch to heat and expand the metal to extract the cap that way... Just Kidding!!!)

    All is fine, now. the fork is running smooth.

    Thanks to all for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaindogT
    You're right SMT, but Zocchi would've had to do the same thing... An easy-out was the only option. (I almost broke out the trusty torch to heat and expand the metal to extract the cap that way... Just Kidding!!!)

    All is fine, now. the fork is running smooth.

    Thanks to all for the advice.
    just didn't know whatwas exactly wrong.....all good for you now is what matters
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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