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Young, Shawn Young
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Hey guys,

On the talas rlc there is a blue knob on the bottom right I beleive that is called a blow off adjuster for when you lock out the front fork. I seem to have a small oil leak coming from that area. If the bike sits over night no problem but during my rides there is some leakage/dripping coming from this spot. It is a clear oil. I called the bike shop and he said it is not uncommon for this to happen with new forks. Im just intersted in other opinions.

Shawn
 

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shaved yeti
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pull the adjuster knob off with a 1.5mm allen and make sure the black o-ring and 10mm bolt are cinched up. Better yet, pull it off and then put it back on.

I find that many foxes do this and it's no big deal as long as you don't lose a lot of oil.
 

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bonkey said:
pull the adjuster knob off with a 1.5mm allen and make sure the black o-ring and 10mm bolt are cinched up. Better yet, pull it off and then put it back on.

I find that many foxes do this and it's no big deal as long as you don't lose a lot of oil.
Thanks Bonk, I'll try that. I had quite a bit of drippage over the last few rides. I could see it on my tires and such. Anyway to determine how much oil I lost or if I need more?

Shawn
 

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whoa forgot about this one....

Redmon said:
Thanks Bonk, I'll try that. I had quite a bit of drippage over the last few rides. I could see it on my tires and such. Anyway to determine how much oil I lost or if I need more?

Shawn
Redmon. Hard to tell on a fox how much oil you've lost, because they rely solely on volume measurements (in cubic centimeters). If they used both volume and/or oil height, then you'd be able to tell how much to add.

That being said, if you are afraid that you are running low on oil, you can dump all the oil into a cup and remeasure the 5wt and put it back in. I believe it is 135cc on the rebound side. On the compression side there is either 15cc or 30cc, but you absolutely cannot take the that side apart. If you do, you'll be all messed up, and you can throw your fork in the garbage. Of course, the cc amount is off the top of my head, so double check the values in your owner's manual. Your manual will have the instructions on taking the fork apart, etc.

good luck
 
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