KS seatposts and mud
Im not having much fun with my KS dropzone(like an i900), new in November- came on the bike
but its sticking/slowing after wet and/or muddy rides- which is every ride its ever had to be fair
any tips on keeping them running sweet
or should I just dig the gravity dropper out of the shed, send it back to the importers for servicing and sell it on?
ks recomend slick honey, anyone know of any other lightweight greases I can usePosted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
This isn’t very useful but honestly, no tips- I’ve got 2, they just go. Fit a good cable if you haven’t already though, the standard one is pretty poor. You can do a really simple interim service just by lifting the collar, cleaning and regreasing…
Having said all that- mine was sticky from new and went back on warranty to be corrected, since then it’s been brilliant.Posted 3 years agoStevelolMember
Make sure it isn’t the lever that’s sticking, you can alter the speed of the return by pulling the lever only partly down, if it has gotten gritty (very common) then this can happen.
I’ve had my i950 over 3 years, have serviced it (full strip, clean, grease) properly twice, replaced the cable a couple of times and have now fitted a bodged mudguard out of an old inner tube to prevent the lever getting gunked up. I’ve also added an elastic band to help it return properly and keep the cable tension on the remote 😀Posted 3 years agotpbikerMember
One of mine is great, one is useless. Luck of the draw (or which cartridge they used)according to jungle.
Those clowns at superstar blamed me for poor maintanence, only once the warrenty had run out did the true reason become clear…
Can you not try to increase the pressure in the cartridge. I managed a diy repressurising bodge on my I900. Not used it in anger yet however to confirm an improvement, but it does return quicker in the intial trials…Posted 3 years agozero coolMember
I’ve got an i7 which was a hand me down from the Mrs when she upgraded to a reverb. Never been serviced in 4 years but I just clean it after every ride and lube the seals with a bit of Finish Line Wet every other ride and spray some fork juice on t after each ride. Seems to be going ok. But I might try the new cable idea to see if that improves anything.
And maybe give it a good strip down soon. Are they easy to do?Posted 3 years agorobhughesMember
Really easy to service.Posted 3 years ago
Here you go.
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