Precautions for daily use of front shock absorber

Update:10-06-2021
Summary:

① Clean up the sediment in the travel section in time T […]

① Clean up the sediment in the travel section in time

The dust cover and oil seal of the shock absorber are rubber parts, and the lip design can meet the daily dustproof requirements. However, long-term exposure to sand particles will still cause wear to the dust cover and oil seal, and oil leakage failure may occur in severe cases.

During use, the silt on the surface of the shock absorber should be cleaned up in time to ensure that the fork rod stroke section is clean to prevent the intrusion of sediment and damage the fork rod and oil seal, and prolong the service life of the shock absorber

Precautions for cleaning up sediment

Clean the surface of the fork lever and the surface of the dust cover with tap water, and then wipe it with a soft cloth

Do not use acidic or alkaline liquids for cleaning to avoid corrosion

pay attention! ! !

If mud splashing on the surface of the fork lever is not cleaned up in time, it will have strong adhesion after drying, which will easily damage the oil seal and dust cover, and even form deep scratches on the surface of the fork lever. Special attention is required!

Processing cycle: vehicles in general areas once a month; after riding in rainy weather or areas with bad road conditions (sandy), check and clean up in time after each riding

② Regular anti-rust treatment of the fork rod

The surface of the fork lever uses a double nickel-chromium process, which has a good anti-rust ability and will not rust under normal use. If the vehicle is stored in a humid and unventilated environment for a long time, or the area where the air is high in salt (seaside areas), the fork lever will have rust spots, and serious rust spots will damage the oil seal and cause oil leakage.

Regular cleaning and anti-rust treatment of the fork rod surface can effectively prevent the fork rod from rusting and prolong the service life of the shock absorber

Precautions for anti-rust treatment:

Processing steps:

Clean and dry the surface of the shock absorber

Spray rust inhibitor evenly and appropriate amount

Use a clean soft cloth to wipe the entire surface of the shock-absorbing column evenly to avoid sagging and flowing caused by excessive rust-preventing oil, which may cause false oil leakage

Rust spot treatment:

Slightly rusted spots can be polished with 2000-mesh fine sandpaper (rotate and polish 4-6 times horizontally to eliminate edges and scratch with nails without obvious sensation) and then spray anti-rust agent; severe rust needs to replace the fork rod or shock absorber. to make

Processing cycle: vehicles in general areas once a quarter; vehicles in coastal areas once a month; special users (mariculture transportation, etc.) once a week

③ Avoid sharp and hard objects touching the working section

Sharp and hard objects can easily damage the moving parts of the shock absorber, and the raised edges of the damaged parts will damage the oil seal and cause oil leakage. It is strictly forbidden to touch the working section of the fork lever with sharp and hard objects

The impact of splashing sand and gravel during driving may also cause damage to the surface of the fork lever, especially for the front-reduced models upside down. The working section of the fork lever is close to the ground. Special attention is required!

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