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When performing the 50hr maintenance on my Pike dual air, do I need to replace o-rings, seals, bushings and wipers or do I replace those as needed?
Yep, finding out half-way through a ride that your air cartridge is now leaking and you have no travel just sucks. Preventative maintenance is far less painful than a ride cut shortnov0798 said:I dont do the bushings if they look fine, but I always replace the orings, etc, at the recommended intervals. Now in reality, they always look ok, but they arent expensive, so why not?
Ya, but don't neglect the seals. I have a coil Lyrik and during last weeks ride my travel was cut down to two or three inches during my ride. RS forks are notorious for leaking past the rebound seal head (or shaft) oring and causing hydrolock, which is what happened to me. Sure, I still rode it out but it was harsh and not fun worrying about damaging anything further. 20 bucks for the full comp/rebound seal kit and it's like new again:thumbsup:Mk3Rider said:Went to coil forks, just going to do an oil change and slap her back together.
Other than an obvious broken o-ring or seal, how will I know which ones need replacing?bad mechanic said:If you look through my posts, you'll find I'm a big fan of preventive maintenance, However, only replace seals and o-rings as needed at a 50hr service. An o-ring operating in an oil bath will last a long time. Don't make more work for yourself out of paranoia.
The rubber will get a bunch of small cracks when it starts to rot. They can also "flatten out" over time, though thats more obvious when you put it side by side with a new one.svmike said:Other than an obvious broken o-ring or seal, how will I know which ones need replacing?