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Mar 2022 orig.
Any damage or issues resulting from improper service will not be covered by warranty. If you have a fork still in its original warranty period and do not wish to void your warranty, please contact an authorized Cane Creek service center.
These service instructions cover the basic service procedures using standard service kits. If your suspension requires parts beyond standard replacement parts – CSU, compression rods, etc. – please consult your authorized Cane Creek service center or contact us at our Cane Creek Support Center.
These instructions cover 50 hour lower service which is the first step in both the complete 100 hour damper and spring service.
The process is identical for original HELM and HELM MKII. A HELM MKII is pictured here. The basic process is the same for AIR and COIL forks. Any minor differences are noted as needed.
BAG0409 – HELM 50 Hour Service Kit
Sockets – 13mm
Crowfoot wrenches – 18mm
Open Ended Box wrenches – 13 & 18mm
35mm fork seal tool
Motorex 15 wt Racing Fork Oil
Torque & Loctite Chart
Review all related TSBs before performing any service.
No specific HELM 50 Hour/Lower service TSBs at this time.
DBInline Complete 100 hour service
DBInline to DBair IL 100 hour service & upgrade
Clean fork. Record tune if desired. Inspect fork for any damage. Particularly scratches on stanchion.
(For AIR fork only.)
Remove air cap and negative charge port cover. Press and hold charge air equalizing button and depress main air valve to depressurize air spring. Gently pull fork out to full travel. Pull charge port back out, but do not thread it back down.
Using a large open end wrench or seal puller to pry out wiper seals and discard. Careful to pad the fulcrum. Clean wiper seal bores with solvent and verify they are fully cleaned and dry.
Original HELM used black Racing Brothers wipers. The green SKF wipers are used in MKII production and for all services.
If doing a full 100 hour service, proceed to those damper and spring services from here. Return to this point for completion of full 100 hour service.