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Problem with my RS Reba

Old 10-17-09, 04:20 PM
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Problem with my RS Reba

I bought a bike with Rock Shox Reba World Cup Dual Air fork (2008 model) about half a year ago. 2 months ago I've noticed that it becomes very plush until I had to stop riding it and buy a pump, because I was affraid to bottom it. I refilled it with proper pressure and by the end of next ride it was extremely soft, again (under the weight of bike alone there was only about 2/3 of fork's travel left).
I found the top air valve (positive) to be quite oily.
Is this because it requires some maintaince which I'm not aware of? Actually it's my first air fork. I found this on RS's website:
MAINTAINING YOUR FORK AIR SEAL

Maintaining your forks' main air seal is quick and easy.

1. Remove the air cover cap and deflate the positive air chamber by pressing the schrader valve down.
2. Using a 24mm socket tool, remove the air top cap completely.
3. Look inside the positive air spring chamber. There should be about 3cc/ml of suspension fork oil inside the air chamber, on top of the air piston.
4. If the oil has broken down, or worked its way past the o-ring air seal, then add 3 - 5cc/ml of 15wt, 10wt, or 5wt suspension fork oil.
5. Check this every month and add oil as needed.
6. Continue your regular service intervals, as recommended, and change oil accordingly.
Could that be a reason of air loss? Or is it a faulty fork and I should reclaim it (it's under guarantee)?
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Old 10-17-09, 05:45 PM
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Talk to rockshox either direct (not sure if they have a contact option) or through a dealer.
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Old 10-22-09, 05:06 PM
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u prob need a new o-ring or something to seal it up, call up RS tech and they can help u, sounds like a cheap fix. i'm not sure how long ur warranty is, but worse comes to worse u can send it back for a warranty, may take up to a month to get back though..
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