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Reba SL phenomenon after a hard hit

Old 08-16-05, 01:13 PM
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Reba SL phenomenon after a hard hit

So I've got the new duallie and was out riding the usual trail over the weekend when I took a bad line and took on a rock shelf that's just at the beginning of the uphill bit of a small drop. Confusing enough? Basically I hit a big rock at high speed and a funny angle. My bike's got an '05 Reba SL on it and I bottomed it out on the hit. For the rest of the ride, I had about a 80mm travel fork instead of the 100 that I'm used to. I got back to the car just fine and found that the negative air chamber pressure had nearly doubled. I assumed a bunch of stuff, let the air out and so far, so good. Is this a blow-by feature of this shock that I'm not aware of? Or did I blow a seal and it just hasn't shown up since I haven't been back on the trail yet?
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Sounds like the air is sneaking past the positive piston seal into the negative chamber. Replacing those seals in the pos and neg pistons should do the trick.
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Floodgate control is failing.
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