The trick is to use GK71F wheels; exactly the same spoke pattern but a 110/70/17 front and 140/60/17 rear. They are rare but cheap. Sometime confused with the GK71H which had 3 spoke wheels. The earlier GK71B had 16" front and 18" rear but the same pattern as the RG. Caveat Emptor
Got these today after a lot of hassle,basically they advertise you can buy their cartridges and install them your self but they try every trick in the book to get you to send your forks to them so they can charge nearly £200 to install them ,they even asked if I had tools and if I knew how to rebuild a set of forks
The maxton saga continues,so looking for help ! it turns out that the rebound or tension damping is in the right fork leg and the compression or bump damping is in the left fork leg,but the only difference in the cartridges is one has an oil hole at the top and the other is in the bottom ,I’ve contacted maxton but had no reply, anyone have any knowledge on this so I can get them built and back on the bike
I don’t have the answer sorry but some companies seem to succeed despite themselves. In today’s social media world when piss poor customer service is reported on so quickly you would think they would think twice. Good luck with getting it sorted.
Arguing with idiots is like banging your head against a wall pointless!
Thing is you chose to build them yourself. If you refused the offer, all be it at a price, for Maxton to do the work, then I'd say you are on your own. I have had people buy taps then phone me up for advice on fitting them. My reply is always do you want me to come and fit it, as I know they have had a go, failed, probably bolloxed something up and now when it doesn't work or leaks is suddenly my problem. I charge accordingly.
Back to the fitting issue, I presume these are for std RG forks, with the antidive blanked off. If not then you need to remove the internals and adjust the amount of oil (upwards) to account for the increase in volume
Check the manual (it's on my server) to see how the legs come apart, then simple reverse the process. I don't now what weight oil. what volume or air gap you would use. The fork legs are identical (apart from being left/right lowers) so it's irrelevant which one goes in which leg
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I chose to assemble them ,they have been altered they have supplied the oil and fitting and service instructions but there’s no markings to say which leg they go in where the instructions are leg specific. They offered a saving off £200 if I fit them myself it’s only a seal and a top bush plus the bottom cap screw only problem is which one is which it was still over £700 with the £200 off the least they could do is write L and R on the bag
Hi Stu Just noticed this and what a fantastic plating job. Did you get this done local as I am just at the other end of the M8 from you? I have used a firm in Livingston before and they were very good but I am not sure if they are still on the go. Cheers John