ClubSport Pedals V3 Damper Kit notchy
I have a damper kit and it has not been installed for 3 years and only had 1 hours use when I originally bought it. I uninstalled it very quickly as it made the pedal feel horrible.
I recently sold it on ebay after buying the v3i to replace my v3's and have had it returned as not working as it should, I must admit I just shipped it thinking it would be OK after only 1 hours use, but comparing it to my v3i damper it is very different indeed in feel and alas I fear it is indeed faulty.
It is very notchy through the travel and the first 14mm of travel has no resistance whatsoever and does not seem to provide much of a difference between 1 and 8, albeit there is a tiny bit more resistance at no. 8.
I'm actually thinking it may have been like this from new and why I didn't like it to begin with. Any ideas how I can fix it or what may be wrong with it?
Thanks Ben, Support have already got back to me and have confirmed the unit is out of warranty as I knew already.
It is a different issue, nothing over tightened here, the damper just has not got enough oil in it.
Support have suggested (told me outright - the German way I guess is to speak with authority, even if it is totally impossible to be true) that it has leaked over time, but this is not true or even feasible as there would be evidence in the box it has been stored in and oil just does not evaporate in such a short period, maybe in 300,000 years it would have deteriorated into traces of other elements such as buried fossils or trees, but not in 3 years stored in an attic (generally quite cold)
I will disassemble it and see if I can add some motorcycle damper/fork oil, I have asked support for the grade they use and quantity required... but doubt they will share that information with me.
Gentlemen, has anyone managed to properly service this shock absorber?
How much oil is required to work properly. I have minimal clearance in the first phase and I would like to fix it.
What oil is best to use?