You're thinking right on the money. However, since you have a leak there, I would suspect the o-ring to be bad. I would flip the bike upside down, then undo both lower nuts, tap the bolts in, slide off the lowers (no oil will escape) and investigate the damper leg bolt and see if anything obvious could be the culprit of the leak. Then reassemble as per manual and squirt the oil in.anotherbrian said:I've never worked on a suspension fork, so am looking for advice.
I have a several month old Pike 454 that I'm just getting around to installing. It has been sitting upright for the last couple months (it is actually installed on a bike, but hasn't been ridden) and dripping oil from the compression/motion control leg of the fork somewhere around the rebound adjustment knob.
I've downloaded the "2005-2006 Pike Reba Revelation Air U-Turn Service Guide" and it looks like there is 15cc of 15wt oil in the lower leg. If 15cc == 0.5oz, I wouldn't be surprised if it all hasn't dripped out by now.
Is there any easy way to refill only the leg I need? According to the instructions, it looks like I could follow steps 1 through 4 (unscrew lower hardware, then tap up with a mallet to drain oil) then skip down to 53 and refill. Will skipping steps 5...52 be an issue? Must I loosen both legs [are the uppers all one piece?], or could I get away with tapping out only the leaking leg?
Thanks for any help.