Front fork maintenance knowledge
No matter what front fork is used for the mountain bike, the inner tube must be kept clean. Let the front fork with the protective sleeve be installed. Don't be cool and remove the protective sleeve, otherwise the sand and impurities will run in, and the front fork must be disassembled and washed. After using the front fork for a period of time, it should be filled with grease or disassembled for cleaning and lubrication. When washing the car, you should also pay attention to check the lower fork parts near the front fork bowl, shoulder cover, brake reinforcement plate, hook claw and disc brake, which are usually prone to cracks. Choose the shock-absorbing front fork, pay attention to the maintenance, and enjoy the off-road interest with ease.
The maintenance of the front fork can be said to be as important as the chain. If it is not properly maintained, he will reach the service life in advance, and it will become harder and harder, gradually losing its necessary comfort. Today, when people talk about off-road vehicles, it is very common to have a shock absorber function. The sleeve-type front fork is a relatively common form of shock absorber. important. However, you do not need any advanced technical knowledge. You can easily get it by reading the following.
Necessary tools: Allen wrench; mallet; oil injector; pump
1 Clean the dirt in the rubber sheath
The rubber sheath is a very effective protective layer on the suspension column, but it needs to be folded over every time it is cleaned, and then the front fork telescopic column should be polished with a rag. Regularly check the suspension column for damage.
2 Apply oil to the shrink column
After each maintenance, a few drops of lubricating oil or a thin layer of grease should be applied to the telescopic column to ensure that the shock column stays in excellent condition for a long time.
3 Disassemble the shock absorber
The disassembly methods of different types of shock absorbers are also different. All shock absorber front forks have fixing screws, some on the outside and some on the inside. As for the pneumatic shock absorber, the gas should be emptied before disassembly. Be sure to read the instruction manual paid for the shock absorber and understand that its internal structure is being disassembled.
4 Clean the inside of the shock absorber
Use a rag to wipe away any dirt accumulated inside the shock absorber. Remember, do not use any solvent, otherwise it will cause damage to the inside of the shock absorber, and check whether there is any damage inside.
Apply a thin layer of grease to the suspension column. A good oil for the front fork should have the characteristics of not eroding the inner wall Teflon coating. In addition, it is not useful for oiling the MCU , But oiling the suspension spring can prevent it from making noise.
6 Replace the shock absorber
Do not overtighten the screws during assembly, wipe off any excess grease, and put the dust cover back in place.
7 Adjust the air pressure of the suspension fork
Some shock-absorbing forks (SID) have a pressure check at least 3 to 4 times a year. Never use a pneumatic machine to blow air! The internal capacity of a front fork is limited, when using a pneumatic machine to blow air will cause the internal components to be scrapped.