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Ok, so I blew the preload knob off a set of Dart 1's. How does that happen?

The conditions:

Preload was maxed all the way tight.

I was bouncing on the fork to clear some mud off.
 

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Digipenguin said:
Ok, so I blew the preload knob off a set of Dart 1's. How does that happen?

The conditions:

Preload was maxed all the way tight.

I was bouncing on the fork to clear some mud off.
I don't know what to say...:eek: :rolleyes: :skep: :idea: :bluefrown: :lol:
 

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This happened to a kid I used to know with a set of RST 281s about 10 years ago .

The was riding trials and so the preload was wound right up. Just as he bounced on the fork to do a hop, the plastic preload adjusters exploded out of the fork and smacked him under the chin and broke his jaw.

He sued RST, but I don't know what the outcome was.
 

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This happened to a kid I used to know with a set of RST 281s about 10 years ago .

The was riding trials and so the preload was wound right up. Just as he bounced on the fork to do a hop, the plastic preload adjusters exploded out of the fork and smacked him under the chin and broke his jaw.

He sued RST, but I don't know what the outcome was.
:skep: broke his jaw?:skep:
 

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Is this normal? The fork only has a couple hundred miles on it.


....and I can believe it broke his jaw. It sounded like a gun going off when it blew. I never found the cap.
 

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Is this normal? The fork only has a couple hundred miles on it.

....and I can believe it broke his jaw. It sounded like a gun going off when it blew. I never found the cap.
I would have put money that is was a Rock Shox Dart or one of their older models.

RockShox fork line starts at Tora, the Dart should not be considered as a fork.
 

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someone on MTB posted awhile back about some RS fork having the spring side blow up- and hit him in the eye! He complained to RS and they sent him a new fork...
 
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