Vented fork caps

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Vented fork caps

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Post by mcraeav » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:05 pm

I am rebuinding my FL forks and noticed I can not blow air through the top caps where the vent hole is. Should I replace them?



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Re: Vented fork caps

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:31 am

What direction are you blowing as it is a one way valve?
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Re: Vented fork caps

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Post by mcraeav » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:54 pm

I can not get air through in either direction.

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Re: Vented fork caps

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Post by fourthgear » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:12 am

If my memory is right , there are no valves in the caps , some one cut one open & had photo's , not sure if it was a OEM , but it had nothing, but some cotton looking stuff in it ( I guess just to act as a filter or a restrictor. The ones for the adj. front end may be diff..
We had some long threads on this ,quite a while ago.

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Re: Vented fork caps

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Post by mcraeav » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:36 pm

I soaked them in solvent over the weekend and still no flow through the caps so to be on the safe side, since I just rebuilt the forks, ordered new ones.

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Re: Vented fork caps

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Post by panhead » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:46 pm

There isa topic in the KB about fork caps: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=426

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