x fusion velvet lowering process

Apr 7, 2009 at 15:41
by Spencer Strauss  
how to lower an x fusion velvet r.Velvet R

Travel Adjust Procedure

Step 1: Place fork or bike in work stand and rotate so fork is horizontal to the ground.


Step 2: Remove lower legs.


Step 3: Release air pressure from top cap, then remove air rod retainer plate using a park SPA-2 Red Spanner wrench.


Step 4: Firmly grasp air rod and pull out of upper tube. Note the orientation of the travel spacer(s). The one in this picture is set at 100mm of travel, using a single 30mm spacer.


Step 5: Inspect Air Rod and set travel spacer to desired height.
See Pics…. Spacers go between bottom out spring perch and travel limiter
80mm - 1 - 30mm spacer
1 - 20mm spacer


130mm - No spacers


Step 6: Once spacers in place, Inspect air piston seal and grease air piston seal, and spring.


Step 7: Gently work Air rod assembly into fork leg and hand start the lower retainer plate.
Step 8: Tighten retainer plate and torque to 100 kgf-cm


Step 9: Use straight edge to align feet, and pressurize air chamber before installing lower legs.


Step 10: After you have cleaned and slick honey’d the seals. Carefully install Lower legs. Being cautious not to roll a seal under while sliding in place.


Step 11: Check to make sure feet have properly sat into the perches in the lower legs before hand starting the Lower bolts.
Torque lower leg bolts to 70 kgf-cm


Step 12: Clean grease and oil from fork, re-install… smile… and crack a beer… your velvet is now done.



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 I still don't understand how the spacers go on the shaft. Do you have to remove one end of the shaft or do the spacers have a slit so they kind of snap around the shaft. I ordered the Fox spacers but I haven't got em yet.
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 its ok, needs to be cleaned up a bit. i.e (the 1-20mm spacer/1-30mm space and 120 mm spacer and so on.) other than that nice and simple.
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 Wow son not only are you very handsom but you are a very hany man. Maybe you can help me develope a device.
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 coil velvet?????
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 You do realize that the velvet R has coil....
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 It has a coil.... Its not only air..
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 o ha i didnt know that

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