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Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« on: April 23, 2018, 05:08:50 pm »
Guys, my left adjuser knob is stuck and won’t turn - thoughts?

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Re: Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 10:28:45 pm »
Mark the position of the adjuster nut below, crank that adjuster back and forth a couple rotations, and then retry the knob...
Even during the nut rotations, they tend to stick, so adjusting the hex back and forth helps..
Don't force the plastic knob, using pliers.. it WILL break, and there are no replacements... just saying....


Go easy on it, and work the hex prior..

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Re: Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 11:07:04 pm »
Mark the position of the adjuster nut below, crank that adjuster back and forth a couple rotations, and then retry the knob...
Even during the nut rotations, they tend to stick, so adjusting the hex back and forth helps..
Don't force the plastic knob, using pliers.. it WILL break, and there are no replacements... just saying....


Go easy on it, and work the hex prior..

Thanks that worked!

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Re: Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 11:09:59 pm »
Mark the position of the adjuster nut below, crank that adjuster back and forth a couple rotations, and then retry the knob...
Even during the nut rotations, they tend to stick, so adjusting the hex back and forth helps..
Don't force the plastic knob, using pliers.. it WILL break, and there are no replacements... just saying....


Go easy on it, and work the hex prior..

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Thanks that worked!

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Re: Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 02:51:35 am »
Mark the position of the adjuster nut below, crank that adjuster back and forth a couple rotations, and then retry the knob...
Even during the nut rotations, they tend to stick, so adjusting the hex back and forth helps..
Don't force the plastic knob, using pliers.. it WILL break, and there are no replacements... just saying....


Go easy on it, and work the hex prior..


While not an oem replacement, Traxxion<--Click makes a super good looking machined replacement.  I picked them up when they first became available.

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Re: Stuck left fork rebound adjuster
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 09:06:50 am »
Mark the position of the adjuster nut below, crank that adjuster back and forth a couple rotations, and then retry the knob...
Even during the nut rotations, they tend to stick, so adjusting the hex back and forth helps..
Don't force the plastic knob, using pliers.. it WILL break, and there are no replacements... just saying....


Go easy on it, and work the hex prior..


While not an oem replacement, Traxxion<--Click makes a super good looking machined replacement.  I picked them up when they first became available.


Yep - I got those when I did my Traxxion Axxion valve upgrade - much better than stock.