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Hi there,

I recently bought the Bad Boy Ultra 2009 and have been very happy with it. However, I have a problem and need some advice.

1. When the fork is in the lockout position, should it be completely rigid or should there still be some play on the suspension. Even when I lockout the suspension, there is still some movement in the fork. Is that normal?

2. How often should I be checking the air pressure and reinflating the suspension?

3. What exactly does the rebound dial do? Obviously, I understand rebound but does this feature only apply when the Fatty DLR is in the unlocked position?

Sorry for so many questions.

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fumi said:
Sorry for so many questions.
Hey there, if your fork has play in lockout, it's air in the cartridge. To get rid of it, get it serviced. If you don't it will slowly get worse till you have no lockout, and no rebound damping.

Pressure? Keep an eye on feel. If it's good, roll with it. Soft, air it up. If it goes soft in a week or two (or less), get it serviced.

When you are locked out, you have no more need of rebound than you would on a chromo or carbon rigid fork:idea:
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It's air in the cartridge. To get rid of it, get it serviced. If you don't it will slowly get worse till you have no lockout, and no rebound damping.

Pressure? Keep an eye on feel. If it's good, roll with it. Soft, air it up. If it goes soft in a week or two (or less), get it serviced.

When you are locked out, you have no more need of rebound than you would on a chromo or carbon rigid fork:idea:
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Craig, would you advise just dialing the red rebound dial all the way in, for longer negative spring life?
 

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Craig, would you advise just dialing the red rebound dial all the way in, for longer negative spring life?
Nope, that'll just make rebound super slow, and cause the fork to pack up over stutter bumps. If you're blowing through negative springs, you need a stiffer one. If you are worried about it, don't, they're about $12....:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the good advice. I really appreciate it. I took it into the dealer today and he said it needs looking at.
On a slightly different note, is it OK to clean the frame and fork with soap and water (not too much water?). I don't want to use anything harsher.

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I am also owner of a Super Fatty DLR and I actually find it hard to feel the difference between total in and total out on the dial.

What is the number of turns from in to out?
 

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Fumi- water's fine, just no high pressure spray, from either a garden hose, or a power washer :yikes:

Lars- from fully tightened clockwise, your range of adjustment is only about 3/4 of a turn, more than that, accomplishes nothing....:thumbsup:
 
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