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A BASIC GUIDE FOR UNDERSTANDING YOUR TURNER

MAINTENANCE & SETUP

BASIC      |     AIR SHOCK    |   COIL SHOCK 

BASIC TURNER MAINTENANCE

THE EASY STUFF YOU SHOULD BE DOING

The Basics –

Check Your Tire Pressure.
And be reasonable when doing this. Tire Pressure plays a very important role in how your bike will ride and perform. Traction is Everything!


tip::. Different riding environments, as in weather conditions, rider sizes, and terrain, should always be taken into account when setting your tire pressure.

Tighten Your Quick Releases.
Simple Yes, but with grave consequences if gone unchecked.

Lube Your Chain.
Duh Right? Well you would not believe how many squeaky pivots turn out to be dry chains.


tip::. Proper bike maintenance is crucial to the performance of your bike. If your chain gets wet, lube it. It your bike sits for a month, check the tire pressure. If it’s something you just don’t feel comfortable doing, then take your bike down to your local bike shop and have them do it.

 

Lube Zerk Fittings –

Your frame has five to eight (5-8) Zerk fitting locations which should be lubed every 3-6 months in normal-dry conditions and every 10-20 hours in wet conditions.


tip::. Refer to the diagram below for all of the Zerk Fitting locations on your Turner.

When Lubing use a bent tip needle grease gun and inject just enough grease to pressurize the system.

DO NOT Purge Pre-dw-link Systems, EVER!

• All Turner models before 2009 had pressed in zerk fittings which may dislodge and shoot out if there is too much pressure in the system.
• All dw-link models have threaded zerk fittings which can handle the extra pressure required to purge the system once in a while.

tip::. We do have Grease Guns in the Turner online store.

 

Checking Pivot Bolts –

Every 6 months, you can use a Torque Wrench to check each of the pivot bolts.
DO NOT Perform this check unless
you have and know how to use a Torque Wrench
.


tip::. Refer to the diagram below for all of the Torq Specifications for your Turner.

Continued overtightening of the pivot bolts may result in pivot bolt failure and injury, which will NOT be covered under any warranty.

Torq Specifications

Burner / Sultan / Flux / 5.Spot

Main Pivot: 13.7 nm/
Hex-loc DW Link (2-piece): 9 nm/
One-Piece DW Link: 19 nm/
Shock Bolts: 9 nm/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 9 nm/

RFX v4.0

Main Pivot: 15 nm/
One-Piece DW Link: 15 nm/
Shock Bolts: 15 nm/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 10 nm/

Czar v1.1 (Alloy Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 15 nm/
One-Piece DW Link: 15 nm/
Shock Bolts: 15 nm/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 10 nm/

Czar v1.0 (Steel Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 17 nm/
One-Piece DW Link: 19 nm/
Shock Bolts: 15 nm/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 9 nm/

DHR

Upper Link: 23 nm/
DW Link: 23 nm/
Shock Bolts: 13.7 nm/

All Models

PM Brake Caliper Bolts: 6 nm/
F. Der. Mount Bolts: 5 nm/
R. Der. Hanger Bolt: 6 nm/
Water Bottle Cage Bolts: 1 nm/
Brake & Shifting Clamp Bolts: 1 nm/
Seatpost Collar Bolts: 5 nm/

Torq Specifications

Burner / Sultan / Flux / 5.Spot

Main Pivot: 10 ft-lbs/
Hex-loc DW Link (2-Piece): 6.6 ft-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 14 ft-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/

RFX v4.0

Main Pivot: 11.1 ft-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 11.1 ft-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 11.1 ft-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 7.4 ft-lbs/

Czar v1.1 (Alloy Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 11.1 ft-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 11.1 ft-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 11.1 ft-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 7.4 ft-lbs/

Czar v1.0 (Steel Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 12.5 ft-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 14 ft-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 11.1 ft-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/

DHR

Upper Link: 17 ft-lbs/
DW Link: 17 ft-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 10 ft-lbs/

All Models

PM Brake Caliper Bolts: 4.4 ft-lbs/
F. Der. Mount Bolts: 3.7 ft-lbs/
R. Der. Hanger Bolt: 4.4 ft-lbs/
Water Bottle Cage Bolts: .7 ft-lbs/
Brake & Shifting Clamp Bolts: .7 ft-lbs/
Seatpost Collar Bolts: 3.7 ft-lbs/

Torq Specifications

Burner / Sultan / Flux / 5.Spot

Main Pivot: 121 in-lbs/
Hex-loc DW Link (2-piece): 80 in-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 168 in-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 80 in-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 80 in-lbs/

RFX v4.4

Main Pivot: 132.8 in-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 132.8 in-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 132.8 in-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 88.5 in-lbs/

Czar v1.1 (Alloy Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 132.8 in-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 132.8 in-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 132.8 in-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 88.5 in-lbs/

Czar v1.0 (Steel Pivot Bolts)

Main Pivot: 150 in-lbs/
One-Piece DW Link: 168 in-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 132.8 in-lbs/
Clevis (Rocker Tip) Bolts: 80 in-lbs/

DHR

Upper Link: 204 in-lbs/
DW Link: 204 in-lbs/
Shock Bolts: 121 in-lbs/

All Models

PM Brake Caliper Bolts: 53.1 in-lbs/
F. Der. Mount Bolts: 44.3 in-lbs/
R. Der. Hanger Bolt: 53.1 in-lbs/
Water Bottle CageBolts: 8.9 in-lbs/
Brake & Shifting Clamp Bolts: 8.9 in-lbs/
Seatpost Collar Bolts: 44.3 in-lbs/

TURNER AIR SHOCK SETUP

STEPS TO SETUP YOUR AIR SHOCK

To properly set-up your new Turner’s air shock, first find your ‘Ready to
ride weight’.

Your ‘Ready to ride weight’ is how much you weight with all of your riding gear on, yes that includes your helmet, water and spare tube as well. Just how you normally look while riding.

tip::. Be sure to write down your ‘Ready to Ride Weight’. And Remember, if you change your gear, you’re changing your ‘Ready to Ride Weight’.

As a starting point, subtract roughly 20lbs from your ‘Ready to ride weight’ [ The RFX with the DebonAir is about 20lbs PLUS your riding weight ]. Then fill your air shock to
this suggested PSI amount. Note that this is only a ‘starting point’ to custom tuning your Turner ride.

Once the pressure is adjusted, push the shock o-ring against the wiper seal of the shock and on the FOX shock make sure the CTD feature on your shock is in the ‘D’ (Open) position.

Find a stable wall to lean on, then mount your bike with all of your riding gear on. It may help to lower your seat slightly so you can easily reach the ground while sitting. Then bounce a little, just enough to engage the shocks travel.

tip::. Find a friend to help with the next 2 steps.

While sitting, carefully reach down and slide the shocks o-ring back up against the wiper seal and smoothly step off of your bike. Try Not to engage the shocks travel when dismounting.

Then measure the distance between the shocks o-ring and wiper seal. Check the chart below for the appropriate Sag Amount for your Turner model.

Next add or remove 5psi and re-check the measurement of sag using the previous steps until the proper amount of sag is accurately achieved.

tip::. Be sure to write this psi amount down next to your ‘Ready to Ride Weight’ to make any future changes easier to determine.

With the RFX, once your sag is set, go for a short ride and recheck your air pressure. With the RS DebonAir the air pressure may equalize which will result in a lower psi in the main air canister and an increased amount of sag.

The amount of sag effects BB height and handling with no loss of dw-link performance. Try plus or minus 2mm of sag to custom tune your Turner Ride.

Plus = Stability / Minus = Nimbleness.

 

Air Shock Specifications:

model sag amount eye-eye/ stroke length

Czar

8-10 mm 6.5in x 1.5in/ 165mm x 38mm

Flux

11-13 mm 6.5in x 1.5in/ 165mm x 38mm

Flux 275

11-13 mm 7.25in x 1.75in/ 184mm x 45mm

Sultan

14-16 mm 7.5in x 2in/ 190.5mm x 50.8mm

5.Spot

14-16 mm 7.5in x 2in/ 190.5mm x 50.8mm

Burner

14-16 mm 7.5in x 2in/ 190.5mm x 50.8mm

RFX

17-20 mm 7.875in x 2.25in/ 200mm x 57mm

All

The Burner, Flux 2.75, 5.Spot, Sultan, & Flux use 21.8mm wide reducers/ 6mm x 40mm hardware.


The RFX uses 22.2mm/29.1 wide reducers / 8mm x 45mm T40 hardware.


The Czar uses 22.2mm wide reducers / 8mm x 40mm T40 hardware.


The DHR uses 22.2mm wide reducers / 8mm x 45mm hardware.

TURNER COIL SHOCK SETUP

STEPS TO SETUP YOUR COIL SHOCK

These Settings can be used as a starting point to setting up your DHR for you.

SHOCK SETTINGS:
BV Pressure: 140psi
HSC: -10 clicks out
LSC: -12 clicks out

SPRING RATES:
• 170lb rider: 350 spring
rebound: -7 clicks out

• 200lb rider: 400 spring
rebound: -5 clicks out

As a general rule, you should have 30-33% of your shocks travel devoted to Sag. The faster you ride, the more energy you are putting into the bike. Being honest with your assessment of yourself as a rider is the first step to getting your bike set up for you.
Please Note: When adjusting preload, check with your shock manufacturers specification for max preload since the coil may ‘bottom-out’ before the stroke of the shock.

tip::. for more information on your FOX shock, go to foxracingshox.com.

To Increase Early Travel Support, decrease spring rate and/or add preload.

To Increase End Travel Support, you can either add BV pressure or increase spring rate and/or decrease preload.

LSC:
Unless you pedal like a gorilla, really getting your hips into the action, you shouldn’t need any additional LSC.

HSC:
These setting were based on a rocky East Coast test track. If you are on a smoother track with bermed corners and less square edges, you can increase HSC. If You are riding at World Cup speeds, you can increase HSC. If You feel the bike –

slowing down through rocky sections, you may be running too much HSC. If a ‘Plusher’ ride is desired, run less HSC.

BOOST VOLUME (bottom-out control):
I do not recommend changing the boost volume to anything lower than full open, as the dw-link DHR has ramp built into its leverage ratio.


tip::. for more information on your FOX shock, go to foxracingshox.com.

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