Sektor RL U-turn – Significant knock from left leg
Recieved a shiny pair of Sektors through the post this morning.
However, there is a really noticeable knock from the left leg when I compress them in anything other than the 110mm setting.
I have read that you cant get a slight knock from U-turn forks, but i have both U-turn Lyrics and Pikes and neither of them do.
I cant get hold of the seller at present (I dont think he works on Fridays) but I’m reluctant to fit them in case they are faulty.
Anybody else experience this.Posted 7 years ago
No, you can get air U-turn 🙂
It’s probably either the coil knocking in the fork or a bit of play in the u-turn mechanism, neither of which is anyhting to worry about. I’d pop the spring out and cover it in some nice thick grease, add a bit of lubricating oil to the lower leg, then put it back together again. It might help, it might not, but at least you’ll know everything is OK inside 🙂
(And that the lower leg bolt is tight….)Posted 7 years ago
But not in the Sektor range I believe. 🙂
It does sound as if the spring is knocking, and I’m guessing that it shouldn’t.
I had a stiffer spring fitted before it was dispatched, oil level checked etc.
I’m wondering if it’s not been put back together correct or if in fact the wrong spring has been fitted, as there are both 100-140mm and 110-150mm springs avaialble for the sektor.Posted 7 years ago
Are they new?
Have you fitted them to a bike yet?
wrong spring has been fitted, as there are both 100-140mm and 110-150mm springs avaialble for the sektor.
Hmmmm. I can’t see a 150mm spring being fitted to a 140mm fork by accident as you’d have to compress it a lot by hand to get it in there, and putting a 140mm spring in a 150mm fork would just change it to a 140mm fork I thinkPosted 7 years ago
And it’s more than possible that either spring will fit as both forks are the same chassis and the way of changing the travel is by changing the spring……
Yes, they are new.
Have no idea whether you could fit the wrong spring or not, its just pure speculation on my behalf.
I dont want to go down the road of stripping new forks, so will just wait until I hear back from the seller. I have no real reason to doubt that he assembled/reassembled correctly, as all feedback on his work to date has been favourable.
I just didnt want to start cutting steerers etc., if there was a genuine issue with them.
Thanks for your help, I will just sit tight for a few days and sort it next week.Posted 7 years ago
I’ll bet they’re OK, but it’s best to let the seller say so on new stuff I think.
Personally, I’d have them apart. It would be quicker to do that than send/take them back. 10 min job. In fact I’ve done exactly that to some new Revelations I bought last week: Let them out to 150mm and convert to crown mounted lockout.. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Had an email back from the seller.
He assures me that all is well internally and that it will settle down once the extra grease and oil he had put in gets distributed with use.
Just wanted to be sure before fitting. This isnt an expensive fork on the big scheme of things but its still a big outlay.Posted 7 years agoDelSubscriber
i have a set on my inbred ( wound down to 130 ) and am very pleased with them. seem a bit more eager to move than pikes i have. don’t ask me to elaborate on that much, as apart from that i just think they go up and down, and i seem to be able to mostly keep the front wheel pointing the direction i want to go in… 😀Posted 7 years ago
Mine are going on a P7 to replace some 6 year old air turn Pikes. Will probably run them at 140mm.
My main reason for ditching the Pikes is that they have so much more stiction than my newer lyrics and vans on other bikes. Despite having the Pikes rebuilt twice.
So I am hoping that these will be a bit more plush. As per the post above, they certainly seem to be very “eager to move” straight out of the box.Posted 7 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
The coil can sometimes tap the inside of the leg when they compress. My UTurn TORAs do it, except when turned all the way down. I questioned TFT about it after a service and they said not to worry.
Sector air is 150mm non-UTurn (I have one). I’m very impressed with how sticktionless and active they are – much less trail-buzz. And damping controls that actually work properly – woot!Posted 7 years ago
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