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Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby CubeCrazy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:12 pm

Hey folks.

I've just installed a new set of suspension forks and was wondering what to use on the fork sanctions?

Can I use wd40 or gt85 on them or do I need a specific type of lube?

Many thanks.

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby Angry Bird » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:27 pm

Just wipe them down with a soft cloth, put a little chain lube on them, pump them through a few times and carefully wipe off the excess and grime that will gather towards the top

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby cooldad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:29 pm

Don't use either of those. Clean them , use a bit of fork lube or Float Fluid, pump them a few times and wipe.
WD40 is a water dispersant, not a lubricant. GT85 is not much better.
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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:36 pm


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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby CubeCrazy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:37 pm

Awesome guys Thanks a lot :)

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby Greer_ » Mon Nov 26, 2012 00:14 am

Even some chain lube should do the job

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 00:16 am

Problem with chain lube is that it remains sticky on the stanchions and attracts dirt. The silicon sprays repel dirt so keep it clean.

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 06:11 am

Stanchions, not sanctions.
And get some proper fork lube, other things aren't so good for the seals - GT85, WD40 etc will dry them out.
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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby The Rookie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 06:57 am

Before adding anything I always compress them and wipe away the grime ring, no point in starting by adding a fluid that may encourage debris to get past the seals!

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Nov 26, 2012 08:30 am

The Beginner wrote:compress them and wipe away the grime ring


^ this, and, fork lube.

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby Uli » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:35 am

I saw guy in Halfords using 3 in 1 silicone spray to lube fork. Not sure how much good/bad that can do.

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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:41 am

Sprays are bad as the propelant can rot the rubber. not to mention the spray getting everywhere.

if you have to use a spray spray it onto a cloth and then use the cloth.
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Re: Cleaning fork sanctions

Postby CubeCrazy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:54 am

Some really cool tips thanks a lot guys :D

I'm gonna buy that lube online that Bennett suggested but until that gets here I have both a wet and a dry chain lube in bottles which I will use to see me through.


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