Stupid question
  • dirtae
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    Stupid question

    by dirtae » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:03 pm

    Is it normal for forks that have a few hours on them to make a sound, like air escaping to the top, when flipped upside down? Just got a new, used set of forks, that look to be in great condition, both physically and functionally, but makes a slight gurggling sound when I turn them upside down. I was just wondering if this is normal for most forks.
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    by Back2-2 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:40 pm

    There are no "stupid" questions on great sites like CRF's Only!

    Now your question - not many people have probably done what it appears you have by flipping the forks & listening to them.
    You did not state what bike the forks are for. If they are the tube up and lower down type -for example the CRF230 style I would guess it to be normal to hear the oil transferring from bottom to top when flipped.
    The CRF250-450 style fork I dought you could hear any oil transfer. But that said I have never flipped mine over and listened. :P
    So what bike are they for ?
    I'm sure there are several fork guy's that can answer your question easily.
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    by dirtae » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:32 pm

    Hey thanks for the reply! My bike's and '04 250r, the used shocks I got were from an '05. I only heard it by chance because when I pulled them out of the box they were horizontal and when I stood it up one was upside down. I did not flip it completely upside down, but passed horizontal you can hear a bit of what I described.
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    by Back2-2 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:05 am

    The oil has to go somewhere when inverted. The oil going through the transfer ports and good hearing is what I would say. You should be fine. 8)
    Put e'm on & ride. :D
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    by dirtae » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:13 pm

    Thanks!

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