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Fox Fork Issue
08/31/16 at 12:27am
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The last three rides the threaded tube on the right side of my fox fork keeps coming out.  It is threaded but the threads dont seem to hold anymore.  I can tighten them, but after a mile or so it just pops out again.  Just curious if anyone cant point me in the right direction.  Fork is a Fox EVO 32 120 for a 29er

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Reply #1 - 08/31/16 at 1:32am
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Go to a shop... Fox should warranty that....I would...
  
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Re: Fox Fork Issue
Reply #2 - 08/31/16 at 4:52pm
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Pkniland19 wrote on 08/31/16 at 12:27am:
The last three rides the threaded tube on the right side of my fox fork keeps coming out.  It is threaded but the threads dont seem to hold anymore.  I can tighten them, but after a mile or so it just pops out again.  Just curious if anyone cant point me in the right direction.  Fork is a Fox EVO 32 120 for a 29er

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You need to take it to your local bike shop. This is a known issue with fox- your stanchion tube is creeping up into the crown and pushing that damper out. No bueno.
  
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Reply #3 - 08/31/16 at 7:10pm
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Took it to MOJO and he suggested blue loctite.  I sent an email to fox, I guess I'll wait to see what they have to say.
  
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Reply #4 - 08/31/16 at 7:38pm
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Pkniland19 wrote on 08/31/16 at 7:10pm:
Took it to MOJO and he suggested blue loctite.  I sent an email to fox, I guess I'll wait to see what they have to say.



Bad suggestion on loctite. If there is a problem, it should be fixed. Find another shop.
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Reply #5 - 09/01/16 at 12:48pm
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Enoch wrote on 08/31/16 at 7:38pm:



Bad suggestion on loctite. If there is a problem, it should be fixed. Find another shop.


I second that.  I am a supporter of local bike shops and hate to speak negatively but I have received poor recommendations from Mojo before.  Ultimate or Bike Source are my usual shops and tend to be the most knowledgeable (for my local area).  There are a lot of other good shops in the area too that I haven't mentioned!
  
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Reply #6 - 09/01/16 at 1:15pm
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I might end up going with a ridged fork and turning this bike into a single speed.  My wife's quote "you have put a lot of miles on that bike, maybe you should look at getting a newer one" Cheesy.  She doesn't know that the newer one is a Yeti SB5c, so we will see how that goes.
  
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Reply #7 - 09/01/16 at 3:54pm
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Wish my would say something like that...
  
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TINman wrote on 09/01/16 at 3:54pm:
Wish my would say something like that...


Right?!?  Mine would say something like, "You already have a road bike too.  Just ride that instead...."  Undecided
  
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Re: Fox Fork Issue
Reply #9 - 09/11/16 at 6:53pm
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I wouldn't Loctite anything on a suspension fork.  There's definitely an issue with the fork.  I haven't encountered that problem on one at the shop...yet.  You may get faster service from Fox going through a shop.  Best of luck and let us know how it turns out!
  
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Reply #10 - 10/03/16 at 2:01pm
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It turned out to be that the inside threads on the upper tube were stripped. At least I think thats what its called, I know nothing about the components of suspension forks.  The top 3-4 threads were completely gone.  At Ultimate know seeing what can be done.
  
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Re: Fox Fork Issue
Reply #11 - 10/03/16 at 4:27pm
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Pkniland19 wrote on 10/03/16 at 2:01pm:
It turned out to be that the inside threads on the upper tube were stripped. At least I think thats what its called, I know nothing about the components of suspension forks.  The top 3-4 threads were completely gone.  At Ultimate know seeing what can be done.

'Uppers' 'Upper Stanchion Assembly'  Close enough. Wink   

Yup.  Missing threads will definitely cause a problem like that!
  
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