- Marked stanchions on Revelations – what to do?
Aargh! Just noticed there a patch of light scoring in the anodized coating on the inside of the left leg of my 2012 Revelation Race forks. I’m very annoyed as I always clean them really well, dry them and cycle them through their travel with a few spots of Finish Line Wet lube and clean the exces off. Had them serviced last year at TFTuned and at the same time bought a lower leg service kit but I’ve never been brave enough to pull them apart. I guess I should have. Will it just be grit behind the wiper seal? What should I do next?Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Are you absolutely sure it’s damaged? Reason I ask is that my Revelations have had sort of “tide marks” from new, which look superficially like damage but actually seems to be just a discolouration.
Doing a lowers service on a Revelation is very easy you’ll be pleased to hear- if you can undo a bolt, clean your bum, hit a nail and measure a shot of whisky, you’ve got all the relevant skillsPosted 6 years ago
No pics. It’s an area that seems roughly triangular in shape with it’s point uppermost and it’s base just above the seal and about 1 to 1.5cm wide. No deep gouges but just looks like it’s been rubbed down with wet and dry just enough to show different colour through the anodizing. I swear it wasn’t there before the last ride out Thursday night.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for the advice. My mate showed me how to strip and relube the lowers. Given them a good clean inside, soaked the foam washers in oil and rebuilt the forks with some new oil squirted in. I think the bushings had got dry. Feel much better now and the travel has extended back to the full 150mm. I think we’ll just about get away with the slight marking on the stanchions; it doesn’t seem to affect their performance. Think I’ll look for a torque wrench now so I can do them myself more regularly in future.Posted 6 years ago
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