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Old 07-16-09, 09:20 AM   #1
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Fork leaking air.

I have a 6 months old Giant Trance X2 with Fox 32 F120 RL forks. Well, I raced it once, then I had it in the shed for about 3 months. To my surprise, the fork went completely flat over the 3 months. I oiled it, then I pumped it back; it lost all air in 3 days. Should I assume there is something wrong with it, or it will come back to life after a few rides? I am pretty inclined to take it back for warranty.

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Old 07-16-09, 02:28 PM   #2
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Warranty immediately... time is a wastin... don't delay it any longer...
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Old 07-16-09, 02:51 PM   #3
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Yep...off to the shop with you. Warranty that puppy while there's still time.
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I don't think I've ever added air to my F32. Two years between factory rebuilds.

Fix it.
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Old 07-16-09, 04:55 PM   #5
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I agree. I can't remember the last tie I put air in my fork.
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I oiled it, then I pumped it back; it lost all air in 3 days.
What did you oil?
Did you check to see if the valve is leaking?
It might be something simple like a loose or faulty valve core. Pump up the fork and put a bit of spit on the top of the valve, if it bubbles then that's where the leak is. Valve cores are easy to tighten and only cost a few cents to replace.
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Thanks everyone, I'll take it back to the shop. Cobba, I did try the valve, no leak apparent there, as for the oil, I smeared few drops of teflon based lubricant on the stanchions (? not sure on the word), just abobe the dust seals. Cheers!
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Guys, me again, just to close the subject. The fork was definetely faulty, they pull it apart for sure, I have an 'O' ring as travel indicator, which I didn't have before. They didn't say what was wrong with it, but it works now. Cheers, Thanks for advice
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