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I am looking at respringing my XTrainer for my weight and I seem to remember hearing somewhere that the XTrainer only has a fork spring in one fork. Is this true? So I should only have to order one fork spring (and shock spring), right?

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Correct, the fork spring is in the right leg, valving is in the left.

 

Ah awesome! So is there anything fancy I need to do to respring it?

Right: Just open it up, dump the oil, put the new spring in, add oil, set the level, close it up

Left: Open it up, dump the oil, add new oil, set the level, close it up

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Heat the inner nut that you will remove with the special tool thoroughly. It has thread lock & will prbably strip the pins on the tool if you dont heat it.

Ah awesome! So is there anything fancy I need to do to respring it?

Right: Just open it up, dump the oil, put the new spring in, add oil, set the level, close it up

Left: Open it up, dump the oil, add new oil, set the level, close it up

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Heat the inner nut that you will remove with the special tool thoroughly. It has thread lock & will prbably strip the pins on the tool if you dont heat it.

 

 

Should I replace the thread locker then? Probably using some oil resistent kind I bet, yes?

Do I need to re-shim it?

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I used an impact wrench and the special tool to loosen the nut without heating it.  Although I didn't strip the thread, it's a good idea to heat it well first.  After replacing the spring, I did not bother with thread lock and will check on it after each riding season.

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I should have been more clear. The tool pins will probably not strip since I think they are hardened steel but the holes in the nut probably will since I think the nut is aluminum. I have no idea how the previous poster fit an impact wrench on the tool but I tried without heat & hand tools & almost striped out the holes. I then heated it & it came out easily. I flipped the nuts when I reinserted them since they are the same on either side so I will have fresh holes next time & used blue thread lock. I think they had used black thread lock on mine. I did a thorough writeup on the XT facebook page but good luck finding it. . . .

 

Should I replace the thread locker then? Probably using some oil resistent kind I bet, yes?

Do I need to re-shim it?

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I should have been more clear. The tool pins will probably not strip since I think they are hardened steel but the holes in the nut probably will since I think the nut is aluminum. I have no idea how the previous poster fit an impact wrench on the tool but I tried without heat & hand tools & almost striped out the holes. I then heated it & it came out easily. I flipped the nuts when I reinserted them since they are the same on either side so I will have fresh holes next time & used blue thread lock. I think they had used black thread lock on mine. I did a thorough writeup on the XT facebook page but good luck finding it. . . .

 

Thanks Bedunjgi! Any idea what sort of shims I should get? Or will the spring come with them? Also, what is the manufacturers spec on the spring lenght?

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I should have been more clear. The tool pins will probably not strip since I think they are hardened steel but the holes in the nut probably will since I think the nut is aluminum. I have no idea how the previous poster fit an impact wrench on the tool but I tried without heat & hand tools & almost striped out the holes. I then heated it & it came out easily. I flipped the nuts when I reinserted them since they are the same on either side so I will have fresh holes next time & used blue thread lock. I think they had used black thread lock on mine. I did a thorough writeup on the XT facebook page but good luck finding it. . . .

 

The other end of the tool has 27mm hex which the the same as most rear axle nut.  I put the 27mm socket onto impact wrench to drive the tool.  I also reverse the nut  as you did.

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