How to lock out suspension

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How to lock out suspension

Postby Canned Tomatoes » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:03 am

G'day, my mountain bike has lock out suspension but how exactly do I lock it out for better use on the road?

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby Jean » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:32 am

There should be a dial/button/lever or some other do-dad on the crown at the top of one of your fork stanchions - right hand side typically.

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby DRAD81 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:54 am

should look something like this

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby Canned Tomatoes » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:03 am

it has a dial on the top of both parts of the fork, do I turn them clockwise? I suspected it was done via these but not sure exactly how.

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:22 am

Read the manual, or the website for the fork.

Failing that, it would really, really help if you told us exactly what brand and model of fork it is because they have different dials and stuff to do different things.

Or you could try things out and see what effect it has. You won't break anything by experimenting with the dials and stuff.

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby Canned Tomatoes » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:51 am

The bike is a progear kx80 and the fork model is RST Gila SL

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby scotto » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:18 am

theres a knob on the top of the right fork tube.
turn knob then push down on shocks.
if it doesnt move, its locked.
if it does move, its unlocked.
voila'

the smaller black knob/dial on the left fork 'sort of' adjusts spring pre-load...

visit RST here

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby deekrockingbeat » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:00 am

:D
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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby alchemist » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:09 am

Throw out and replace. :P

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Re: How to lock out suspension

Postby LHT » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:59 pm

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voluntarilly de-registered; ths forum isn't so much funny as it is a joke. Bling sitting in your shed and bragging about it here does not make you a touring cyclist, or capable of giving worthwhile or sound advice to newcomers, this place is proof of that

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