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How To Disassemble/Clean/Lube/Re-assemble RST Gila T5 Forks

I show how to tear down, clean, lubricate and rebuild RST Gila T5 forks/shocks. RST recommends this maintenance be done “Every 4 weeks or 25-30 hours of riding or whenever the performance of the fork has diminished(whichever occurs first).” Basic service to keep your suspension working and from becoming stiff or frozen. This bike is …Read more »

Fixing RockShox Quadra 21R Forks – Elastomers Replaced With Wood Dowels

I bought this Klein Pulse-Comp mountain bike at a garage sale and got a great deal. The Rock Shox 21R Shocks weren’t frozen, but barely moved. When I went to overhaul them, I found that someone had replaced the elastomers inside with wooden dowels. What the heck? The forks seemed to be in good shape …Read more »

How To Make Adjuster Cap Tool For RST Forks – Socket Version

I show how to make a tool to remove the adjuster cap from RST forks. I make the tool from a 15/16″ socket using a Dremel tool and some grinder bits. This tool will allow me to do an overhaul of these shocks. In a previous video, I made an adjuster cap tool using a …Read more »

How To Disassemble/Clean/Lube/Re-assemble RST 191 CS Forks/Shocks

I show how to tear down, lubricate, and rebuild RST 191CS suspension forks/shocks. These shocks were on a Trek 820 mountain bike. Basic maintenance/service to keep your suspension working and from becoming stiff or frozen. The grease I used is Slickoleum AKA Slick Honey.

How To Make Adjuster Cap Wrench For RST Forks

RST Adjuster Cap tools are hard to find. I haven’t found a plae where I can buy one. So I decided the make my own homemade wrench to remove the adjuster cap. I just bought a cheap 1 inch combination wrench at a junk shop and used a Dremel tool. After this video, I made …Read more »