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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 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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Talk to rockshox either direct (not sure if they have a contact option) or through a dealer.
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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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