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Old 04-28-08, 09:36 AM
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No lockout

Hello,
I recently bought a used Rock Shox Pilot SL thAT WAS USED FOR ONE YEAR, THEN SAT IN A GUYS GARAGE FOR ONE yEAR, AND NOW THE LOCK OUT DOESN'T WORK. I have heard that its probably because the oil has left the motion control stanchion. How hard would this be to do myself, and what kind of oil shoud I use

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Old 04-28-08, 12:03 PM
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Take it to your LBS unless you want a ****ty fork as an end-product.
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I had the same problem with a rear lockout. I took mine to my LBS and it was repairable, but at a cost of about 50% of the cost of a new, better shock. I just got the shock, since mine was old anyway.

I did try to rebuild my old one for the fun of it, after getting my new shock, and it was harder than I thought it was going to be, and I thought it was going to be pretty hard. In my case I found out that I needed a special tool, and it was another $25 if I wanted to continue to rebuild an old shock I didn't need, so I scrapped it. I can say, even if you're more mechanically inclined than I am, it's not an easy job, and will keep you off your bike for quite some time. Also, be VERY careful with the oil; if you get it on concrete you will never get it off.
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