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Wanted to change the travel of the above forks to 100mm as you can see from the picture the front end of the race bike was a little low and as a result often found my self using lots of travel and with sore forearms. Id heard several different storys about these internals - 1 that you needed a special pronged tool to do it - 2 that they were 2 different set of forks and that they couldnt be changed. Knowing the second was bullshit , that the 1st could probably be bodged & Being a cycle mechanic to trade i went for an explore. Opting to treat it like a reba.
1 deep drive quarter inch drive 10mm socket (with hole up the center to fit over -ve air
5mm allen key
- First Let the air out both chambers.
- Pull rebound adjuster off - needs a firm tug
- loosen the resultant 5mm allen key a good few turns but dont remove- ensure there are quite a few threads engaged.
- Give the allen key a tap with the rubber mallet
- Remove -ve air cap
- Unscrew the 10mm foot bolt by sliding the deep drive socket over the air valve.
- using something soft - i used an old hammer shaft - give the air valve a tap similar to the allen key.
- Remove allen key bolt
- Lower legs should now pull off
- on the air cartridge side remove the circlip with circlip pliers.
- Give the damper a pull and it will remove from the slider
- Remove or install the travel adjust spacer as per rebas.
- Reinstall damper unit with circlip
- Clean out the seals and bushes for reassembly with some fresh 5 weight oil.
- Reinstall lowers being careful of seals and bushes.
- Reinstall the 5mm allen key and the nut onto the air valve paying attention to the Torque values on the SRAM website
- Reinflate fork check the sag marks on the fork and ensure the correct set is availible for the travel settings you think you have
- Plug in rebound adjuster ensuring it is fully seated
- Enjoy your new front end being plusher and higher !