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Old 04-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #102
Valleyrider
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Originally Posted by craydds View Post
I hope my forks (and Scott's, too) don't GRENADE on us! I wonder why they only made them on the '76 model??? Seems like a good concept. Did they have EXPLOSION issues?
No, no explosion issues. They were just very difficult to dial in. You had to have that "Low Loss" gauge to check the top and bottom pressures. The bottom was not so much an issue. The top on the other hand would vary greatly due to the small volume of air in the top chamber. If you used a conventional pressure gauge, the pressure could be off by 5 pounds or more from one side to the other. Of course with today's modern suspension, that has been used with some forks having dampers in only one side....???
One year was enough of that none sense!
Dennis Kanegae and I referred to them as "Hand Grnades" cause that's what they looked like.
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