Bicycle Mechanics - Ok acidentally leaked all the air outta my shock
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01-03-06, 05:14 PM
I have 2003 RockShox Duke XC and while figuring out how to add more air to them I accidentally leaked all the air out of it. I don't know whether it was the positive or negative air but it was the air under the schrader valve on the top left side of the fork. The website has been no help and I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I can borrow a shock pump from a friend but I need to know what i need to do to get the resistence back in my shocks.
Plz help me
01-03-06, 06:33 PM
really simple. Borrow friends shock pump. pump up shock. done.
Also, just go ahead and buy a shock pump for yourself. That duke is gonna start losing it's ablility to hold air for extended periods of time (ask me how I know), so it's gonna be good to have it on hand.
01-03-06, 06:39 PM
Ok so how do you know that?
01-03-06, 06:53 PM
I own a set. Your seals will loosen up over time and you won't be able to keep pressure for more than a few days tops. Do yourself a favor and go buy yourself a decent pump.
01-03-06, 06:54 PM
I'll do that
and suggestions as to what type?
01-03-06, 06:58 PM
really there is only like two types, one of which is rebadged by 60 different companies. Look for an aluminum barrel with a big dial gauge at the end, a swivel hose, and a screw on type fitting. Directly below the gauge should be a little bleed button. Pump 10-15psi more than your target pressure, then release little bursts of air until you hit your mark.
01-04-06, 12:23 AM
Once you have a pump you can adjust the pressure and have a variable amount of travel. I have a range that works for me on various types of terrain. The above methods are good suggestions
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