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Remote Lockout Lever Setup Guide
Figure 1: FOX FLOAT and F-Series FIT Remote Setup
Installing the Shimano Remote Lockout Lever Assembly
Use the following procedure for installing and adjusting the Shimano Remote Lockout lever, for Fox Remote fork or rear shock products.
Note: For 2011, the Shimano Remote Lockout Lever assembly is available either as a right or left-hand setup configuration. In the following procedure, only a right-handed graphic presentation is shown. In principle, the setup procedure is the same for both.
Note: Regardless of which configuration you have, a correct setup configuration is with the assembly lockout release button facing out towards the end of the handlebar, and the cable adjusting barrel pointing towards the center of the bike, positioned above the hand brake lever assembly.
WARNING: Always use the Remote crown cable clip to secure the Remote fork cable housing. Unsecured cable housing can snag and cause you to lose control and crash, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
- With a 3 mm hex key wrench, loosen the handlebar clamp bolt on the underside of the Shimano Remote Lockout lever assembly.
Figure 2: Handlebar Clamp Bolt Location
- Remove the left or right hand grip from the handlebar, given which configuration you purchased.
- Slide the Shimano Remote Lockout lever assembly onto the handlebar, in the direction shown in Figure 3: Positioning the Shimano Remote Lockout Lever Assembly. Be sure the release lever is facing towards the end of the handlebar, and the cable-adjusting barrel is pointing towards the front of the bike, above the hand brake lever assembly. Re-install the handlebar grip.
Figure 3: Positioning the Shimano Remote Lockout Lever Assembly
- Position the assembly so that it abuts the inner end of the grip. Be sure the grip does not interfere with the normal operation of the lockout release button.
Figure 4: Shimano LLA Installed on the Handlebar
- Push the lockout actuation lever down to its locked out position, as shown in Figure 5: Pressing Down the Lockout Actuation Lever.
Figure 5: Pressing Down the Lockout Actuation Lever
- Rotate the assembly, so the actuation lever in its locked-out position does not interfere with normal thumb operation
of the derailleur shifter (see Figure 6: Lockout Actuation Lever and Thumb Derailleur Shifter Clearance).
Figure 6: Lockout Actuation Lever and Thumb Derailleur Shifter Clearance
- With a 3 mm hex key torque wrench, tighten the handlebar clamp bolt to seven (7) in-lb torque (see Figure 2: Handlebar Clamp Bolt Location).
CAUTION: Consult the bicycle or handlebar manufacturer's documentation
regarding the appropriate level of tightening torque for carbon handlebars.
- Press the release button to return the Shimano Remote Lockout lever assembly to its unlocked state, as shown in Figure 7: Releasing the Lockout.
Figure 7: Releasing the Lockout
Test the Proper Functioning of the Remote Lockout
- Install the wheel into the fork, per the manufacturer's assembly instructions.
- With the Shimano Remote Lockout lever in unlocked position with an open bath Remote fork, compress the fork two inches into the travel and release ten times to ensure the open bath lockout damper is full of oil.
Note: If you have the FIT Remote fork, this step is not necessary.
- Press the lockout lever down, until you feel it click to engage the lockout position.
- Push down on the handlebars and release, to check whether the fork is locked out.
- If the fork is not locked out, rotate the cable
adjusting barrel on the Shimano Remote Lockout lever counter-clockwise ¼ turn. Push down on the handlebars
to compress the fork, to test the lockout function. Repeat this step as necessary, until optimum lockout is achieved. You should not need to adjust the barrel beyond three quarters to a single full turn, to achieve optimum lockout.
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