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I've got a 2010 Lefty DLR 120 that seems to have a bit of play at the top (or maybe bottom?) of the travel. For instance, if I pull up on the bike, or push down, I feel a bit of up and down movement before I get into the travel.

Does this sound like it just needs the bearings to be reset? I've been riding the fork for almost a year and never had it done. Or something more serious?

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thanx man! I did the reset tonite and gained over an inch of travel! Also the problem I described earlier seems to be gone. Is it normal for the lefty to have a little movement when locked out? Or should it be completely stiff when you first push down and not budge a bit? Right now, it moves a few mm when you push down before becoming stiff or locked out.
 

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they normal will have a little indent or small movement in lockout a few mm and will blow of if you hit a big hit. The reset is easy and cool the first time. amazing how the lefty feels after reset. some will do it monthly, I do mine every 2 to 3 months and never had a issue.
 

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dapozer said:
they normal will have a little indent or small movement in lockout a few mm and will blow of if you hit a big hit.
Not quite. In 2010, just the 140's had the blow off, and subsequent "platform". In 2011, all of them do.

In a 2010, 110, the play is due to a bit of air in the damper. Not a huge concern, but if you notice a rapid increase in the amount of play when locked out, have it serviced. Often times it's just a bubble from an imperfect bleed. If it grows quickly, you're losing oil somewhere, and need it redone.

FYI, this is normally dealt with during a service, which Cannondale recommends at least once a year, depending on how often and hard you ride. Nothing to wig out about, or scream warranty on... ;)
 
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