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I had my Fox rebuilt at a LBS which will remain nameless for now, after the rebuild the lockout doesn't seem to work and all I can get is about 2 1/4" of travel. What did they do wrong? I'll give them a shot to fix the problem but I have a feeling it'll get messy quick, the guy was a dick when I picked it up and ask about the rounded off corners on the caps.
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What LBS?

AZ Steelhead said:
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I had my Fox rebuilt at a LBS which will remain nameless for now, after the rebuild the lockout doesn't seem to work and all I can get is about 2 1/4" of travel. What did they do wrong? I'll give them a shot to fix the problem but I have a feeling it'll get messy quick, the guy was a dick when I picked it up and ask about the rounded off corners on the caps.
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What LBS did you use? I live in AZ and have a Fox F80RLT fork as well. I took my fork to a nameless LBS and they f*cked it up pretty bad. The good thing is that the fork was still under warranty so I sent it back to Fox and they shipped it back in *working* order!

I need to find an LBS who can service my Fox correctly. It can't be that hard!

Thx...Doug
 

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I do not mean to be a punk or flippant about this, and this is abit off topic, but you should learn how your equipment works by doing it yourself. Fox forks are so simple to the point of it'll make you ask why they charge so much.

I know Fox's instructions are kinda crappy but they have a pretty good tech department.
Again, not trying to be a jerk, but you'll be amazed how much time and $$ you'll save by knowing what your equipment is and what it's doing.
 

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I do all my own service, I just didn't want to hassle with this and they said they would do it right away. The fact that it's 400 degrees in my garage helped me with the decission to have someone else do the work.

dgangi, it's the one on Central, and he did fix the fork (we'll see) by taking out some oil and adjusting the lockout, I guess the 80mm fork doesn't take as much oil as Fox's manuals specs.
 

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IF you guys tell us the name of those LBS, it will save us from the same problem int he future. i already said this before, we need to open a local bike shops and online bike shops review section or forum, we need to protect ourselves from bad service and high prices, and we need to congratulate the good shops too.
 

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If they rounded off the caps it means:

1. They don't have a 26mm socket.
2. They can't use a cresent wrench properly.

God, I hate punk kids in bike shops. ARGGHHHH

Anyway, if you lost lockout, it probably means that they did not put enough oil in the damper side. Course, I am no fork genious but I have taken a couple of the fox's apart (very easy to take apart and put back together, besides fox's little booby traps). I did stay in a holiday inn express last night though.
 

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If they rounded off the caps it means:

1. They don't have a 26mm socket.
2. They can't use a cresent wrench properly.

God, I hate punk kids in bike shops. ARGGHHHH

Anyway, if you lost lockout, it probably means that they did not put enough oil in the damper side. Course, I am no fork genious but I have taken a couple of the fox's apart (very easy to take apart and put back together, besides fox's little booby traps). I did stay in a holiday inn express last night though.
Dude's in his mid thirties, and he had no problem pulling it out to take the cap off right in front of me even after I made the comment "that explains alot" he seemed clueless, he had to take oil out to get it to achive full travel, the lockout rod was threaded to far down to lock out the dampner.
 
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