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bren2709

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Kashima coating problems?
« on: Feb 22, 2012, 22:57 »
Have got a problem with the Kashima on set of talas 180's
They have corroded where they have been in contact with the bushes, while set at 140 travel.

Have tried fine wet and dry in small area but starting to show silver.  :(

As anyone else had same problem or any ideas?  :-\
« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2012, 15:08 by [Al] »
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2012, 23:01 »
Sounds like they needed more tlc earlier on, regular wiper/oil seal cleaning and regreasing.  ::)
« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2012, 23:04 by themolland8 »

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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2012, 03:49 »
Sounds like they needed more tlc earlier on, regular wiper/oil seal cleaning and regreasing.  ::)

wouldnt be so quick to judge, he wouldnt be sanding them if it was caused by wear. thatll tend to leave a smooth surface anyway

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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2012, 11:59 »
Not always on fox forks, with the notched bushings, you get patches of wear and then vertical line that aren't affected
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2012, 13:24 »
I've heard stories of people being told by mojo that the kashima is only a temporary coating and not designed to last the life of the fork, not the extra hard wearing coating suggested by the Fox website...
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2012, 15:18 »
I've heard stories of people being told by mojo that the kashima is only a temporary coating and not designed to last the life of the fork, not the extra hard wearing coating suggested by the Fox website...

I was looking at a set of them - I was under the impression that the coating was as tough as the English Rugby Team and now perhaps only as tough as Wales or Scotlands Teams  ::)

On a serious note - thats crap.... a different choice then me thinks
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2012, 15:36 »
My non-kashima stanchions have worn through where the notched upper bushing sits against the stanchion, they were last serviced by mojo about 7months ago, and i only changed the oil in the past two weeks when i noticed. Still not really impressed.
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2012, 13:55 »
Also never use fork juice or similar products on kashima coated forks or shocks
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Re: Kashiwa coating problems?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2012, 23:05 »
Also never use fork juice or similar products on kashima coated forks or shocks

Why? Does fork juice damage kashima or something?
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Re: Kashima coating problems?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2012, 23:31 »
I asked mojo about it and they said don't use anything but warm soapy water on kashima. However they didn't say why.

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Re: Kashima coating problems?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 29, 2012, 01:28 »
Probably because it's what Fox told them to say. Legally and whatnot.
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