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DVO forks, why are they rare as hens teeth?

Sept. 29, 2021, 9:20 a.m.
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Could try suspension werx for sure, I never really think to buy parts there for some reason. 

I buy my dvo stuff from S4 suspension in Quebec, they keep really good stock.

Sept. 29, 2021, 12:23 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

Could try suspension werx for sure, I never really think to buy parts there for some reason. 

I buy my dvo stuff from S4 suspension in Quebec, they keep really good stock.

Yup Suspension Werx is listed as their western Canadian distributor so should have all spare parts for sure...

Been on a new Onyx SC and Topaz shock all season on my Sight.....I'm pretty blown away. Wont be going back to Fox or RS anytime soon....

Sept. 29, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
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Posted by: Taz123

For DVO teardowns - where are you folks getting your seals and oil? I'm guessing any 7.5wt oil works, and was going to contact SuspensionWerx for seals - just wondering if anyone had a different suggestion.

SW can sell you the oil as well as the seals and other parts. I just ordered Motul 7.5Wt from Fortnine online shop, because I didn't think of picking any up when I was at SW.

Sept. 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

I think maybe they stopped gluing those lock rings so securely at some point. 

Both of my dvo forks were a bear the first travel change, but simple after that as I didn't re apply any locite. 

I recommend buying the pin spanner dvo specify for holding things when removing that lock ring. Just to avoid mangling stuff.

Keeping air pressure in the air spring was enough for me to undo the lock ring from factory without any issues. That I recall anyways, it's been a while.

Then you depressurize the spring fully, push the assembly in a bit, and remove the c clip and the whole shibang comes out

Oct. 1, 2021, 7:10 a.m.
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Posted by: UFO

Posted by: Kenny

I think maybe they stopped gluing those lock rings so securely at some point.

Both of my dvo forks were a bear the first travel change, but simple after that as I didn't re apply any locite.

I recommend buying the pin spanner dvo specify for holding things when removing that lock ring. Just to avoid mangling stuff.

Keeping air pressure in the air spring was enough for me to undo the lock ring from factory without any issues. That I recall anyways, it's been a while.

Then you depressurize the spring fully, push the assembly in a bit, and remove the c clip and the whole shibang comes out

Be careful about using this technique. The original air spring assembly doesn't appear to have the c-clip holding the lock ring in place (as per the service guide), which is why they used thread-lock there. So leaving air in there could result in some face explosion action. The boost version definitely has the newer assembly, no thread-lock, and a C-clip holding things together.

The suggestion for having an appropriate pair of spanners on hand is a good one. I happened to already have one when I did the service, and they were very handy.


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Oct. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
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I'm loving the OTT & air spring in the Diamond. After a few shakedown laps on smooth flow, I took it to the steppy roots of Mt Victoria yesterday. Easy to tune to ride high without being harsh, though I added a couple of HSC clicks - I like the current feel, but wonder why it has ~30 clicks available, but the setup guide tops out recommending 10 clicks. Currently on 5 clicks in - recommended for someone 20kg heavier than me.

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