Oops, worn stanchion
Been a bit lazy servicing the lowers on my RS Revelations over the winter. Just got round to it tonight, bit of wear now on the left stanchion.
How much is acceptable? You can’t feel any scratches or difference, but the coating has gone in places. Just see how it goes?
Also, how do people clean the insides of the lowers? I do the usual rag on the end of a dowel, but can never get all the crud out of the bottom. Tempted to dunk them in some hot soapy water, rinse and and leave them to dry overnight. Bad idea?Posted 4 years agofunkynickSubscriber
I’ve now got two sets of RS forks with far worse stanchion wear than this… and it appears to make next to naff all difference in their performance!
All the important stuff, so compression/rebound or air spring, are held inside the stanchions themselves, so scratches on the outside only mean that some dirt/water might get between them and the bushes, which will increase wear if you don’t pay some attention to them, but it certainly won’t stop them working just fine.Posted 4 years agotrustySubscriber
Mine are showing a bit of wear in the same place, but not as much as yours! Not much help I know 😀 the oil left did look like stewed tea so it’s not a surprise. Must service more often… A new csu is £200 – 240, plus service. For that it’s cheaper (or as cheap) to buy new forks in the sale so I’d leave them now until thier proper knackeredPosted 4 years agob rMember
My Thor’s have the same problem, except they’ve now pretty much gone ‘silver’ on both sides – but that’s about a year after they looked like yours, and according to Strava I’ve done over 4k offroad since.
As trusty says, it gets to a point where its cheaper just to ride them.Posted 4 years ago
Why’s it always the left leg (spring side) then?
Yeah, will put them back together tomorrow morning and be out on Sunday. They’re coil Revs, so no air to leak. At some point they’ll start letting oil past the bottom seals I guess, but many more miles in them yet.
Pretty sandy on my local loop – if I ride/hose/ride then they’d look a look worse than this – these are 5 yrs old 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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