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    New Boxxer Installation

    Hey my new boxxer race just came in the mail and i was wondering if there is anything I should know before riding with it? Oil levels check the internals anything? Ive heard of alot of seals blowing beause they were not set up right. Also it feels sticky when scompressed is this just part of the break in and when i hit it a little bit it sounds like something is loose inside
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    A couple more questions:
    Whats that thing that the screw on the top screws into in the steerer called and where do i get one?
    I have carbon fiber headset spaceres that go between the stem and the headset where do they go on the triple crown?
    Does Blackbox come in the 04 models?
    Sorry i have no idea but i want to learn.
    Thanks
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    Yeah you are supposed to throw it out and buy a Zoke .... j/k. Actually I have a race, and despite all the bad press they get on the interweb it has worked fine for me.

    Does it get better when you cycle the fork some?

    It may be fine, however if you want to be anal you could do an oil change and put in oil from a Moto-shop and some slick honey on the seals -- makes a big diff. Tons of threads on oil heights and weights and why everyone hates boxxers. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    A couple more questions:
    Whats that thing that the screw on the top screws into in the steerer called and where do i get one?
    Thanks
    That's called a Star-Nut. Your LBS should carry them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    That's called a Star-Nut. Your LBS should carry them.
    forget the starr nut....get a head lock
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    forget the starr nut....get a head lock
    I thought you were going to say "forget rthe star nut......get a Shiver"
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    This site is a must see for Boxxer owners... http://www.tftunedshox.com/rockshox/rsfaq.htm#q1.1
    Correct spring rate is the first step in getting any type of small bump sensitivity out of a Boxxer, but without the compression damper you may stumble upon bottoming issues.

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    Congratulations on your new fork. Just do some riding on it, and dial it is as you go. That fork should be fine...if not I have a World Cup I could part with...

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    Thank guys
    Im getting a terrible turning radius is there someway to keep the drop crouws from hitting the frame?
    Also do the carbon fiber headset spacersgo inder or over the top crown?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    Thank guys
    Im getting a terrible turning radius is there someway to keep the drop crouws from hitting the frame?
    Also do the carbon fiber headset spacersgo inder or over the top crown?
    Thanks
    If you can swing it get your top crown over the top tube of your frame, that way you have way more turning radius. Fork bumpers can get in the way too.
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    Enjoy your new fork. It will take a litle break in time but it will smooth up. I bought the 05 same dampening as the 04 but 1 inch more travel and comes with the black box mods out of the box. R.S. is good about shipping them with proper oil levels (unlike Zokie) but change the oil soon after broken in I would up the oil visc. in the rebound leg a little ( heavyier oil will help slow the rebound down cause the dampening adjust is not great).
    get the springs you need for your weight and set sag with the compression shims then make rebound adjustments and enjoy again change the oil soon
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    yeah I just called RS and they said the 2004 were the first year the Blackbox came on the fork so luckily i wont need to upgrade
    I took the fork apart and couldnt fine any damping sytem or cartride or anything, Am i missing something, all i see is oil and springs and a knob for preload

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    There is no compression dampening Rebound only. Its all about oil weights for tuning.
    I plan on upgrading mine with the WC compression dampening as soon as I can.
    But at the time I bought it it was the best fork for the $$$$ available without buying used.
    Push Industries is supposed to be moding BoXXers now the have been doing them for certain teams for a while
    "If you don't go [skibiking] this year, you'll be at least one year older when you do." ~ Warren Miller
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