The maintenance work of the Himiway E-bike front fork can be said to be as important as the battery. If it is not properly maintained, it will reach the end of its useful life in advance, and will become harder and harder, and gradually lose its necessary comfort. Today, when people talk about off-road vehicles, it is quite common to have a shock-absorbing function. Sleeve-type forks are a more common form of shock-absorbing. However, you don't need any advanced technical knowledge, you can easily do it by reading the following:
Tools / raw materials
Allen wrench, mallet, oiler, pump in multi-tool
Step 1: Clean the dirt inside the rubber sheath
The rubber sheath is a very effective protective layer on the suspension column. However, it must be folded up every time it is cleaned. After cleaning, the fork telescopic column must be polished with a rag and then inspecting the suspension column regularly for damage.
Step 2: Grease the shrink column
After each maintenance, a few drops of lubricant or a thin layer of grease is applied to the telescopic column to ensure that the suspension column is in a good state for a long time.
Step 3: Disassemble the shock
Different types of shock absorbers are disassembled in different ways. All suspension forks have fixing screws, some on the outside and some on the inside. As for the pneumatic suspension fork, the gas should be drained before disassembly. Please be sure to read the instructions provided by the shock absorber to understand that its internal structure is being disassembled correctly.
Step 4: Clean the inside of the shock
Use a rag to wipe away all the dirt accumulated inside the shock absorber. Remember not to use any solvent, otherwise, it will cause damage to the interior of the shock absorber. Also please be sure to check the interior for damage.
Step 5: Oiling
Apply a thin layer of grease to the suspension column. Good oil for front forks should have the characteristics of not eroding the teflon coating on the inner wall. In addition, there is no use for oiling the elastic device (MCU), but lubricating the suspension spring can eliminate noise.
Step 6: Replace the shock
Do not tighten the screws too tightly during assembly, wipe off the extra grease, and put the dust cover back in place.
Step 7: Adjust the air pressure of the suspension fork
For some suspension forks (SID), the pressure check is performed at least 3 to 4 times a year. Never use a pneumatic machine to inflate! The capacity of a front fork is limited. When using a pneumatic machine to inflate, the internal components will be ruined.