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X POST from 29er forum - I changed out my F29 2009 fluid and seals. Now, my lock out does not work. I have the specified volume of green Fox fluid in each leg, I also have the lock out adjust knob / lever in the specified 6 o clock position, so I have no idea what happened. Do I need to reduce my fluid volume? There was nowhere near the same amount drained as Fox specifies to fill - 160 mL in the piston side. Do I need to put a certain amount of compression cycles prior to it working? Thanks.
 

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First, unlock the fork and pump it hard about 20 times. During an oil change the fluid is emptied out of the damper, and it needs to replenish before lockout will start working again.

Now, you're talking about the "piston" side and the "compression" side. What do you mean by those terms? On a Fox you have the damper side (right side) and the spring side (left side).
 

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bad mechanic said:
First, unlock the fork and pump it hard about 20 times. During an oil change the fluid is emptied out of the damper, and it needs to replenish before lockout will start working again.

Now, you're talking about the "piston" side and the "compression" side. What do you mean by those terms? On a Fox you have the damper side (right side) and the spring side (left side).
Ok, thanks for clarification - compression is the spring - piston is the damper, I manually drained the additional oil from the damper by placing the 2 mm allen gently into the bottom. Thanks, I guess I was on the right track, but did not cycle enough times.
 

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bad mechanic said:
Also, can you turn the lockout lever all the way closed before the lever itself hits the crown?
Yes, the lockout lever is fully closed in the 6 oclock position, the lever does not hit the crown in the lock out, but it will touch the crown when turned counter clockwise. I have to give some cycles when I get home, I'm sure it must be air in the damper that has has not bled out.
 

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I also had this same problem last night - I'd be curious to hear if you are able to get this problem resolved by cycling the fork some more...
 

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OK, So I turned the lockout blow off dial on the bottom damper side all the way in, or hardest blow off, and the damper full open, then I cycled the fork about 100 times. Now lockout works.
edit: I also had the rebound in the slowest position, I just received an email from a Fox rep stating the rebound needs to be at the slowest or fully clockwise, this brings the fluid up.
 
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