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    Help!!! Fox 40 Help!!!

    Today I decided that I wanted to change my 2006 fox 40 rc2 oil, so I got the manual out and read how to do it to both sides. I did the spring side just fine. And I went to the dampener side, took off protective cap, high/low speed compression knobs. Took off the cap that lets oil drain out, let it drain and put new oil in. but as I am going to put that black oil drain (15mm) cap on, I cant get it to go on because the internal dampener keeps spinning with the bolt. I can get it on a little bit but canít tighten it. And also I got it to spin like 2 times and now it is stuck on there because I canít just remove the bolt the entire plunger is spinning with it.
    Any input would be so helpful!
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    dude........ how did you log on as me?
    '08 Turner DHR :)

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    help with the question.
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    wow...weird...uh...could you try compressing the forks? i have to compress my motorcycle forks so the damper doesn't spin when i take the base bolt out. sounds like this is your problem.

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    i have compressed, pushed, pulled ever way, it just keeps spinning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    help with the question.
    Don't bump your own threads. It's against posting guidelines.

    Try tightening while the fork is compressed. Or pull up and tighten while pulling up.

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    how much have you compressed it?

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    when i compress it the internal plunger goes down into the oil drain hole at the botton of the fork and i have to pull it back up. the bolt on the botton is what keeps it from going back into the lower leg. one thing the i noticed it that when you unscrew that oil drain bolt you have to hit that bolt to relice the plunger, and when i did it, i have to hit is sorda hard for it to disingage. so i am lost, should i call fox???
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    i guess, i really don't know what you are talking about as i have never worked on a 40 before. i know with the vanillas i used to have i just had to compress them about 3" to keep the cartridges from rotating. you are doing this with the springs in and top caps on, right? (if you can do that, i assume the oil drain bolt is at the bottom)

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    call fox
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